SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS
OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2014
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The Waldron News
5 March 2003
WALTER R. SABER

Walter R. Saber, 78, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 25, 2003 in his home in Greenwood, AR. He was retired from Civil Service, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of St. Sabina & Mary Catholic Church in Jenny Lind and a former member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron. Memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2003 at St. Sabina & Mary Catholic Church in Jenny Lind, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by his wife, Florence Saber of the home; one daughter, Walda Sue (Suzanne) Rueb of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; one son, Terrence Saber of New Hampshire; one step-son, William Neenos of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Pauline Hoyt of Arizona; five grandsons and two great-grandsons.

The Waldron News
30 September 2009
CARL SACHS

Carl Sachs, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Carl was on Legal Services Board in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and ARPG in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was retired through ARVAC for 18 years. He was also employed through Children's Medical Services. He started mentor programs, got grants for the Boles Community Center, started fire departments in several areas of Scott County. He also served as Chairman of Justice and Peace Commission at St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron and so much more. Carl is survived by his wife Patricia of 44 years of the home; four children, Bob and wife Jennifer of Sebring, Florida, David and wife Brandi of Mena, Arkansas, Leann King and husband Richard of Waldron, Arkansas, Joey and wife Typhne of Ward, Arkansas. Six grandchildren, Katie and Austin of Waldron, Arkansas, Ridge and Brickie of Mena, Arkansas, Katelyn and Chase of Ward, Arkansas. Carl is also survived by one half-brother, Val Cumpek and wife Carol of Berwynn, IL; half-sisters Ruth and Helen of Arizona, Pat and husband John Heinen of Y-City, Arkansas. Carl was loved by his family, close friends, nieces, nephews and by the many people he has helped through out the years. He was loved by all that knew him and he will be missed greatly. Carl's funeral mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 25, 2009 at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating, with cremation to follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. His pallbearers will be Tom Oswald, Herbie Hefner, Chris Heinen, Fred Copeland, Lou Vitale and Bob Akinson. His honorary pallbearers will be John Heinen, Austin Bartlett, Ridge Sachs and Chase Spencer. Carl's visitation will be 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory. Carl's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas where the Rosary will be recited Thursday evening. Memorials may be made to Legal Services in Fort Smith, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
21 August 2013
PATRICIA ANN SACHS

Patricia Ann Sachs of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Pat was born July 19, 1935 in Elba, Nebraska to Marion Panowicz and Francis (McIntyre) Panowicz. Pat was 78 years, 0 months and 25 days. Pat was a very devout Catholic and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas. She loved reading her Bible. Pat married the love of her life, Carl Sachs, in April of 1965. They were married for 44 years until Carl went on before her in 2009. Together they had many life experiences. Everything from working the carnival circuit and traveling state to state with their dog Spoofer, that Pat loved, to working in public service to raising their four children. Pat worked at Pinewood Nursing Home in Waldron for many years and then retired in 1995. She enjoyed watching soaps on television but she especially enjoyed certain movies. Those trips to the theatre with her daughter Leann and dear friend Pat, always proved to be emotional and even comical at times, always wondering if this would be the movie they were thrown out from for laughing so hysterically. Pat was also a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed his music. She was always good with a piece of pecan pie and a Pepsi. But most of all, Pat enjoyed her family and spending time with them. She treasured every visit, every phone call and every hug. Pat leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, LeAnn King of Waldron, Arkansas; three sons: David Sachs and wife Brandi of Mena, Arkansas, Robert Sachs and wife Jennifer of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Joseph Sachs and wife Typhne of Cabot, Arkansas. Nana will forevery be missed by six grandchildren: Austin, Katie, Ridge, Brickie, Chase and Katelyn. Pat is also survived by an adopted brother and sister, John and Pat Heinen. Pat will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sachs; her parents, Marion and Francis Panowicz and two brothers, David Panowicz and Marion Panowicz. Pat's funeral mass was at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Father Ravi Gudipalli officiating. Interment will follow in Buffalo Cemetery near Boles at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pat's pallbearers will be Thomas Oswald, Jimmy Oswald, Keith Holleman, Herbie Henfler, Michael O'Connor and Fred Copeland. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Bartlett, Ridge Sachs, Chase Spencer and John Heinen. Pat's visitation was Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Pat's family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Rosary was recited at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Mary Home Missions, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45256.

Scott County Times
23 June 2004
RONALD JOHN SADOSKI

Mansfield--It is an extremely sad day. Ronald John Sadoski of Mansfield, Arkansas went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 57. Ron died June 17, 2004 at St. Edwards Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith after a long bout with kidney disease. Ron had the nickname of Lazarus man or miracle man after a five month stay in the hospital last year during which he died three times. The Lord blessed us with an additional year with our beloved spouse, father and friend. Ron (Dad) was the most generous, loving and wise man we have ever known. He has left a mark on this earth through his God-loving and God-fearing legacy that will affect this world for generations to come. If we had only a few words to describe Ron, we would have to say he was a uniquely neat man. Ron was born in Camden, New Jersey to John Sadoski and Frances Baronowski. He was a boy scout and became one of the first Eagle Scouts in the country. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School and married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Kasprzak. He then went on to become a weatherman in the United States Air Force. After he left the military, he became a computer operations boss for RCA before his love for his family brought them out to Arkansas to start a new life in the country. After moving to Arkansas, Ron began his 25 years of working for Data-Tronics where he was a Production Control Specialist. He was an extremely active member at Living Word Church of Waldron, Arkansas where he was an elder, Sunday School teacher and bookkeeper. Ron is survived by his wife Patricia C. Sadoski of Abbott; sons Ron Patrick Sadoski of Abbott and Dr. Robert Charles Sadoski of Springdale; daughters-in-law, Juanita Sadoski of Abbott and Tracey Sadoski of Springdale; and sister, Dianne Brennan of Waldron. Ron was very interested in Biblical law and loved nothing more than reading, studying and learning about the God that he loved so much. We find great peace envisioning our Lord for Eternity. We thank you God for 57 years with this man we call Soul mate, Dad and Friend and for the miracle of one last year with him. Dad, we will think about you everyday and in everything we do. We love you and Happy Father's Day. The memorial service was held Monday, June 21, 2004 at 2:00 pm at Coop Prairie Church in Mansfield with burial to follow at Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. The pallbearers were Andrew Drauglis, Ronnie Dean, Donnie Scantling, Jerry Duran, Bo Lang and Charlie Little. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Drauglis, Sonny Hunter, Bill Furman and Ronnie Furman.

The Waldron News
25 July 2001
ELSIE SALES

Elsie Sales, 77, of Bates, Arkansas died Monday, July 16, 2001 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She was a long time resident of the area and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bates, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001 at the First Baptist Church in Bates, AR with burial at Reichert Cemetery in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. She is survived by five daughters, Mary Taylor of Gravett, AR, Marian Tipton and JoAnn Farley both of Bates, AR, Carol Shadwick of Grain Valley, MO and Shirley Stone of McCloud, OK; two sons, Millard Sales of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Jack Sales of Killen, Texas; four brothers, Joe Forehand of Georgia, Emmett and Carl Forehand both of Bates, AR and Audrea Forehand of McAlester, OK; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

The Waldron News
18 August 2010
ROBERTA "JEANNIE" SALES

Roberta "Jeannie" Sales, 58, of Bates, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Decker and one sister, Susan Ritter and her parents, Nadine St. Ores and Liston Decker. She is a Christian. She is survived by three daughters, Michelle Chilcote of Heavener, OK, Kim Page & husband Malcolm of Bates, AR and Charlene Moudy & husband Clif of Waldron; two brothers, Lonnie Decker of MO and Denial Decker of OK; three sisters, Denise Pagan and Carol Dower of CA and Dorothy Woods of AR; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of beloved friends. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16 at First Assembly of God Church in Bates, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
18 January 2006
PATRICIA SAMPSON

Patricia Ann (Oakes) Sampson, 65, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Sunday, January 15, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospice. She was a member of the Cauthron Methodist Church and a homemaker. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 19, 2006 at Cauthron Methodist Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Sherri Banks of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two sons, Randy Parsons of Montebello, California and Bill Sampson of Long Beach, California; two brothers, Jack Oakes of Waldron, Arkansas and Ronald Oakes of Rancho Cordova, California. Pallbearers will be Randy Parsons, Bill Sampson, Calvin Banks, Jeryn Sampson, Brian Oakes and Michael Oakes.

The Waldron News
14 December 2011
BILLY GENE SANDERS, JR.

Billy Gene Sanders, Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas went home Friday, December 9, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital surrounded by his family after a long battle with kidney illness. Billy was born January 25, 1954 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Billy Gene, Sr. and Doyce Louise (Rogers) Sanders. Billy was 57 years, 10 months and 14 days old. Billy spent his whole life in the grocery business. He was the manager for Safeway for 20 years, Maddox for 10 years and Waldron Food Center for 10 years. When he was not working he loved the outdoors, just sitting on the lawn watching the birds and God's creation. Billy also loved crappie fishing in his spare time. His hobby was collecting antiques and never missed the tv program "Antigue Road Show." Even when he was not feeling well, he never missed the "show." Above all Billy loved his family and thought the sun rose and set in his five grandsons. "Pops," as they called him, fought his illness to be able to spend time with those grandsons. Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Summer Palacios of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Patrick Sanders of Waldron, Arkansas. Pops is also survived by five grandchildren, Gavin Sanders, Jordan Sanders, Jose "JJ" Palacios, Brandon Palacios, and Yavin Vallarreal all of Waldron, Arkansas. Billy also leaves behind two siblings, one sister, Sonya Gaines and her husband Stephen of Lovenzo, Texas; and one brother, Phillip Sanders and his wife Donnie Jo of Barling, Arkansas. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of many close friends. Billy's celebration of life service was held Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Following the service Billy was cremated and buried between his father and mother. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Billy's visitation was held Monday, December 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron. His family received friends at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Billy's family would like to say "Thank You" to all of his caregivers at Fort Smith Regional Dialysis Center, Dr. Dana Rabideau and Staff of fourth floor Central Sparks Regional Medical Center.

The Waldron News
4 August 2010
BILLY GENE SANDERS, SR.

Billy Gene Sanders, Sr., 75, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in a Waldron nursing home. Bill was born February 25, 1935 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Leslie Ernest Sanders and Alice Wilma (Clark) Sanders. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department, a deacon and Sunday school teacher at the Winfield Baptist Church. Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Sanders of the home; one daughter, Sonya Gaines of Lorenzo, Texas; two sons, Phillip Sanders of Barling, Arkansas, Billy Gene Sanders, Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Bill's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Bill's pallbearers were Wes Nelson, Tyler Brewer, Dan Ridenhour, Patrick Sanders, Jimmy Stinson and Don Hambleton. His honorary pallbearers were Joe Hanna, Butch Hanna, Ron Hale, Stanley Brewer and Brad Evans.

The Waldron News
14 March 2007
CLIFFORD WILLIAM SANDERS

Clifford William Sanders, 51, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Ft. Smith, AR. He was a beautician, an antique collector and was preceded in death by his father, Elvan Sanders. A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Ozark, Arkansas under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by his mother, Selma Louise Ramsey of Wilburton, OK; three sisters, Judith Bea VanDeWiele of Sapulpa, OK, Beverly Alice Abbott of Waldron, AR and Carolyn McKelvey of Glenpool, OK; three brothers, Donald Russell Sanders of Fitch, TX, Richard Lee Sanders of Waldron, AR and David Elvan Sanders of CA.

The Waldron News
20 December 2006
DALTON "BUDDIE" SANDERS

Dalton "Buddie" Sanders, 84, a resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas since 1960 passed away Monday, December 11, 2006 in a Fort Smith nursing home. He was born on December 16, 1921 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas, the son of James Gray and Lillie Sanders, the 9th of 12 children. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of the 36th Cavalry REC SQD, receiving the Purple Heart. After the war he received his engineer's license building radio and television stations throughout Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He was a member of the Haven Heights Baptist Church. On January 5, 1944 he married Ann Estelle Parr. They were married 53 years. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Cedar Creek Community Church with the Rev. Neal Prock officiating, with interment in the Sanders Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by a son, Donald Wayne of Sterling, Kansas; a daughter, Sherry Wann Wewers of Hope, Arkansas; two sisters, Lyda Hayes of Grain Valley, Missouri, Dayle Oliver of Fort Smith, Arkansas; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Donald Sanders, Jr., Seth Sanders, Chris Wewers, Travis Wewers, James Laird, Chris Pomeroy. Honorary pallbearers will be Zane Dalton Sanders, Zachary Dallas Sanders, Zade Donald Sanders, Thomas Wewers II, Colin Wewers, Stephen Wewers, Terry Sanders and Brian Sanders. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Doris Darrossett, P.O. Box 8, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
26 May 2010
DONALD RAY SANDERS

Donald Ray Sanders, age 65 passed away at his home in Columbus, Ohio on May 7, 2010. He was born Oct. 30, 1944 the son of Recil and Ellen (Espich) Sanders of Waldron. Survived by his wife Barbara. One daughter Vickie Rupe of Mansfield. Two stepsons, Greg and Rodney of Columbus. Two grandchildren Raven and Michael, two great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Phillis Newberry of Waldron and Libby Gepson of Greenwood. Numerous family and friends in Arkansas. Officiating the service was Pastor Steve Hale.

The Waldron News
14 May 2008
ELIZABETH JEANINE SANDERS

Elizabeth Jeanine Sanders of Fort Smith, Arkansas died May 3, 2008 in Fort Smith. She was born May 3, 2008 to Riley and Amanda Sanders of Fort Smith. Funeral service was 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2008 at Woodlawn Memorial Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. She is survived by her parents, Riley Joe Sanders and Amanda Beth Sanders; maternal grandparents, Robert & Kathy Schlinker of Witcherville, AR; paternal grandparents, Riley & Connye Sanders, Jr. of Fort Smith, AR; maternal great-grandparents James and Jeanine Oglesby of Lago Vista, Texas; paternal great-grandparents, Riley Joe, Jr. & Venida Sanders of Greenwood.

Scott County Times
22 June 2005
ELLIS EARL SANDERS

Ellis Earl Sanders, 88, of KC, MO and Cedar Creek, Arkansas passed away Sunday, June 19, 2005 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Services will be 12 noon, Wednesday, June 22 at the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple, 10306 Blue Ridge Blvd., KC, MO and at 11:00 am Friday, June 24 at the Cedar Creek Community Church, Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Burial will be in the Sanders Cemetery, Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Friends may call from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Wednesday at the Church in Kansas City and again from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Friday at the church in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Ellis was born February 26, 1917 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to James G. and Lillie (Forga) Sanders and had lived in this area since 1951. He retired as a welder at the General Motors, Leeds Plant in 1989 after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple and the United Auto Workers Union. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Betty M. Sanders of the home, a daughter and her husband, Earlene Loteckie and Val Lemos both of KC, MO, a grandson and his wife, Greg and Judy Loteckie, a granddaughter and her husband, Kim and Tony Coury, eight great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and many loved ones.

The Waldron News
27 October 2004
EVERETT SANDERS

Everett Sanders, 87, of Bates, Arkansas died Monday, October 18, 2004 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a life long resident of the area. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bates for the last 72 years. He was a retired lumber business man, 32nd degree member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132 and a Mason for 53 years. There were Masonic Rites at the cemetery. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucille Morris in 2000. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, at First Baptist Church in Bates, AR with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener, OK under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Sanders; one daughter, Linda Taff of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son, Gary Sanders of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; one sister, Betty Oakes of Eufala, OK; 10 grandchildren, Melissa Ward of Holdenville, OK, Chris Morris of Wilburton, OK, Dianna Poe of Charlottesville, VA, Scarlet Henley of Tulsa, OK, Crystal Adams of Tulsa, OK, Cathy Fellers of Wagoner, OK, Myra Ballenger of Russellville, AR, Joyce Peevyhouse of Ft. Smith, AR, Karen Standridge of Cabot, AR and Greg Sanders of Paris, AR; 15 great grandchildren, Hannah & Nathan Ward, Blake & Shelby Morris, Tucker, Emily & Jackson Poe, Emma & Zachary Henley, Waylon Adams, Chase Pope, Kennedy Standridge, Cole Sanders, Buddy & Madeline Fellers. Pallbearers were Chris Morris, Greg Sanders, Joe Ward, Chris Poe, Tucker Poe, Keith Henley, Adam Adams, Tommy Fellers, Jackson Poe, Cole Sanders, Nathan Ward, Blake Morris, Waylon Adams and Zachary Henley. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Oakes, Steve Oakes, Don Sanders, Cliff Sanders, Richie Sanders, David Sanders, Larry Sanders, Johnny Sanders, Jerry Sanders, Rick Sanders, Randy Sanders, Paul Winters, Jim Winters, Danny Blair, Bryen Winters, Stanley Tolbert. Music provided by Dianna Poe, Melissa & Hannah Ward.

The Waldron News
27 February 2013
JANICE MAYE SANDERS

Janice Maye Sanders, 72, of Wister, Oklahoma assed away February 23 in Fort Smith, AR. Janice was born March 20, 1941 in Bates, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryan Page and Zora "Nix" Page. She is survived by husband, Larry Sanders, daughter Ima Clubb of Wister, Oklahoma, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was of the Assembly of God faith. The service was held February 26th at 2:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
7 June 2006
JIM B. SANDERS

Jim B. Sanders, 76, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Thursday, June 1, 2006 in a Wichita hospital. He was a retired machinist for 39 years at John Weitzel Inc. a Methodist by faith, he served on the USS Missouri, and the USS Topeka in the Navy. He was also the youngest of 12 children. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Cedar Creek Community Church with interment in the Sanders Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Hodge of Eureka, KS; one son, R. Keith Sanders of Garden Plains, KS; two sisters, Dale Oliver of Ft. Smith, AR; Lyda Hayes of Kansas City, KS; one brother, Dalton Sanders of Ft. Smith, AR; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Henry Oliver, Paul Oliver, James Laird, Norm Combs, Jimmy Hayes and Art Koehlar. Memorials may be made to the Sanders Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
18 July 2001
KATHLEEN SANDERS

Kathleen Sanders, 52, of Huntington, Arkansas died Saturday, July 14, 2001 in her home. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God and was an employee of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2001 with burial at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Kathrine Walker of Midland, AR; one son, Aaron Sanders of Huntington, AR; two sisters, Mary Sue Trosper of Redlands, OK and Peggy Dime of Ft. Smith, AR; six brothers, Jim Elmore of Greenwood, AR, Ted Elmore, Darren Elmore of Huntington, AR, Fred Elmore of Booneville, AR, Johnny Elmore of Roland, OK and Bobby Elmore and four grandchildren.

Scott County Times
18 February 2004
L.D. SANDERS

Bates--Funeral services for L.D. Sanders, 80, of Bates, Arkansas were held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at Bates Assembly of God Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. L.D. Sanders died Wednesday, February 11, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired heavy equipment operator & engineer, veteran of WWII and a member of Bates Assembly of God Church. He is survived by two daughters, Margee Hunt of Sheldon, Iowa and Laura Gay Barnes of Keota, Oklahoma; two sons, Lloyd Dale Sanders of Roswell, New Mexico and Chris Sanders of Katy, Texas; one sister, Bernice Savage of Olympia, Washington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
8 September 2004
MILDRED GRACE PARSLEY SANDERS

Mildred Grace Parsley Sanders was born November 21, 1909 in Brumner, Missouri. She was the youngest of the four children of William Otis and Della Hennings. All of her siblings have preceded her in death. Mildred grew up in Tuttle and Chickasah Oklahoma and attended Draughton Business School. She married Harve Preston Parsley in Mansfield and moved to Oregon where Harve worked in an ordinance plant in support of the war effort. Their first son, David, was born there. After the war they returned to Waldron. Harve worked as a stockman and farmer and Mildred was a homemaker and mother. Their other son, Philip, arrived soon after. Mildred was devoted to her family, friends and church. She loved to sing hymns as she worked around the house. She also worked as a nurse in Waldron to support her family after Harve died in 1955. She was also the widow of Everett Sanders. For a few years she lived with and took care of her sister Hilda and brother-in-law, E.B. Hollis in Texas until their death. Mildred then moved to Moore, Oklahoma to be near her son David. Mildred is survived by her son David and his wife Janice of Moore, Oklahoma and their son Jason and his wife Hsing (Singing) of Austin, Texas; her son Philip and his wife Susan of Savannah, Georgia and their daughter Sara Moak and her husband Scott and two great grandchildren, Holly and Jayden of Chesapeake, Virginia; two nephews, Gerald Hollis of Tyler, Texas and Dale Holland of Kansas City, Missouri; two nieces, Carol Leonard of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Jane Rhiford of Searcy, Arkansas as well as several other nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 4 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
1 December 2010
NOAL SANDERS, JR.

Noal Sanders, Jr., 58, of Bates, Arkansas passed from this life Monday afternoon, November 22, 2010 in Bates. Noal was born November 27, 1951 at Hammond, Indiana to the late Noal Sanders, Sr. and Anna Teresa (Virus) Sanders. He was a retired electrical supervisor for the City of Dallas Water Department. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Neal is survived by his wife Alice Sanders of the home; one daughter, Tracy Ratliff and husband Charles of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Lawrence Sanders and wife Lesli of Spring, Texas; four grandchildren, Macayla Ratliff, Tyler Ratliff, Austin Ratliff and Savannah Sanders. Noal is also survived by one sister, Cynthia Fryar and husband Dennis of Leander, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Noal's funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 26, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Murrell and Craig Straight officiating. Interment will follow in the Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Noal's visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the Heritage memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening. His pallbearers were Larry Free, Joshua Free, Daniel Free, C.R. Carpenter, Charles Ratliff and Joe Brasiel. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Jackson and Caleb Free.

The Waldron News
8 December 1999
REBA SANDERS

Reba Sanders, 87, of Buna, Texas died on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 in a Beaumont, Texas hospital. She was a native of Atkins, Arkansas, she had lived in Buna, Texas for 19 years and was a retired school teacher. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1 at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at Sanders Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by one daughter, Wynna Withers of Buna, TX; one sister, Gen Ellis of North Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 December 2013
REBA LOIS SANDERS

Reba Lois Sanders, age 83, of Danville passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013. Reba was born December 26, 1929 in Waltreak, AR to the late Thomas Jefferson & Ola Mae Hudson Phillips. She was a homemaker and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Luster C. Sanders, and sister Betty Gangluff. Survivors include son Doug & wife Kris Sanders of Greenwood; daughter Gwen Delois Harris of Mayflower; step-daughter Wanda Jean Campbell of Mesquite, TX; sister Mary Millard of Chickalah Mountain; aunt Anna Lea Horn of Danville; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Chalybeate Springs Cemetery with Elder Dennis Horn officiating. Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 30, at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Johnny Harris, Wilson Sanders, Justin Lee, Mark Williams, Larry Ziesmer, Rusty Tharp and Rocky McLeron. Honorary pallbearers included Orval Shore, Lewis Horn and Opal Horn. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.

The Waldron News
30 May 2012
RUBY EVELYN SANDERS

Ruby was born March 20, 1921 in Fanshaw, Oklahoma, to Buford Jefferson & Myrtle Ivy (Goss) Winters. In 1927, she moved to Bates, Arkansas, where she lived the rest of her life. Ruby made an impact on many children's lives as their Head Start Teacher. She was also the Pre-School Sunday School teacher for 62 years of the 72 years that she was a member of Bates First Baptist Church. Ruby was preceded in death by husband, Everett Sanders in 2004, her parents, Buford & Myrtle Winters, 1 son, Stanley Allen Sanders in 1941, 1 daughter, Lucille (Sanders) Morris in 2000, and 3 brothers & 1 sister, Doyle Winters, Bonnie Blair, Orville Winters & Ralph Winters. Family visited with friends Friday, May 25, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener. Service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Bates, Arkansas with interment that followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener, Oklahoma. Survivors: 1 daughter, Linda Kay (Sanders) Taff & husband Glen of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1 son, Gary Wayne Sanders & wife Sherry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; 2 sisters, Doris Denton of Heavener, Oklahoma, Alma Winters of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1 brother, Lloyd Winters of California; 10 grandchildren, Melissa Ann Ward & husband Joe, Dianna Lynn Poe & husband Chris, Scarlet Ann Henley & husband Keith, Christopher Dow Morris & wife Jamie, Gregory Hicks Sanders & wife Marilyn, Myra Kay Ballanger, Joyce Faye Pevehouse & husband Roger, Karen Sue Standridge, Crystal Lynn Adams & husband Adam, Cathy Clarice Donathan & husband Jim; 18 great grandchildren, Wesley Chase Pope & wife Megen, Tucker Knight Poe, Emily Ann Poe, Kennedy Cole Standridge, Jacksin Connely Poe, Emma Kate Henley, Cole Garrett Sanders, Nathan James Ward, Blake Everett Dow Morris, Wylon James Adams, Zachary Graham Henley, Garrett Glen Adams, Kara Leigh Sanders, Faith Danielle Sanders, Bailey Donathan, Cale Donathan, Shelby Rae Lucille Morris, Hannah Reed War; 1 great-great grandchild, Cabel Wesley Pope; many nieces & nephews; host of friends. Arrangements by Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
13 January 2010
SIDNEY DEXTER SANDERS

Sidney Dexter Sanders, 63, of Heavener, Okla. passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6. Sidney, a life-long resident of the area, was born Dec. 6, 1946 in Bates, Ark. He was a member and deacon of the Heavener Trinity Baptist Church, served in the Army National Guard, and was a retired employee of 33 years with the Kansas City Southern Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Frances; one daughter, Cyndy Sanders of Heavener, Okla; one son, Russell Sanders and daughter-in-law Tamara of Shreveport, La; one granddaughter, Hannah Sanders of Shreveport, La; one grandson, Ethan Sanders of Shreveport, La; two brothers, Wade Sanders of Heavener, Okla. and Robert Sanders of Waldron, Ark.; three sisters, Dorothy Duncan of Cauthron, Ark., Angie Williams of Bay City, Texas and Cecile Tull of Waldron, Ark; numerous other relatives and loved ones, and a host of beloved friends. The funeral service was Jan. 8, 2010 at Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener, Okla. with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener, Okla. Arrangements under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener, Okla.

The Waldron News
25 September 2002
VIRGINIA SANDERS

Virginia Sanders, age 79, of Idabel, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2002 in Idabel. She was born April 18, 1923 in Nella, Arkansas, to the late Milton Andrew Mills and the late Nancy Vashtie Richmond Mills. She was united in marriage to Warren Sanders for 61 years. Mrs. Sanders was a seamstress and was an electronics assembler at Honeywell in California. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband, Warren Sanders of Idabel, Oklahoma; one son, Daniel W. Sanders of Horatio, Arkansas; two daughters, Kathleen Barnard of Alamogordo, New Mexico and Barbara Barnes of Olathe, Colorado; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and sisters. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Nella, Arkansas. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Scott County Times
8 November 2000
PATRICIA SANDERSON

Patricia Ann Sanderson, 54, of Huntington passed away October 30, 2000 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was born December 29, 1945 at Abbott, Arkansas to W.D. (Bill) and Thelma Irene Hope. Patricia was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God faith. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 2, at Union Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Ray Reynold and Rev. Ricky Elmore officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Patricia is survived by her husband, Gary Sanderson; one daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Jeffery Buckner of Huntington; two sons, Brian and his wife Jama Sanderson of Booneville and Christopher Sanderson and his fiance Brandi Womack of Booneville. Also surviving are two grand- daughters; one sister and brother-in-law Melba Jo and Randall Sanderson of Witcherville; one brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Loretta Hope of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. Other survivors include sister-in-law, Karen Coyle, brothers-in-law, Lynn Sanderson, Carroll Elmore and his wife the late Kendra Elmore, Sam and his wife Kay Voss. She also is survived by her parents W.D. (Bill) and Thelma Hope of Witcherville, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Tony Jones, LaJohn Jones, Todd Cumbie, Tim Cumbie, Van Hattabaugh, Jr., Andy Morton, Brian Holland and Bruce Isham.

Scott County Times
19 November 2003
SAM SANDERSON

Rev. Sam Sanderson, 60, of Huntington, Arkansas died Friday, November 14, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a minister at Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church in Waldron and worked for the Rheem Company. He was a Vietnam veteran and member of the American Legion. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at Fellowship Baptist Church with burial at 2:00 pm at National Cemetery in Ft. Smith under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one daughter, Reyn Rouell of Greenwood; one son, Shane Sanderson of Huntington; one brother, Randall Sanderson of Witcherville, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Garrison and Braylon Tuck. Pallbearers will be Brian Sanderson, Gary Sanderson, Tim Sharp, Eddie Ford, Michael Davidson and Devin Davidson.

Scott County Times
10 August 2005
VELMA SANDERSON

Velma Juanita Sanderson, age 85, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 31, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker, member of the Echo Assembly of God Church and County Extension Club. She was a good Christian and role model and loving mother and grandmother. Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Wednesday at the Pine Log Church with interment in the Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Astor Sanderson of the home; two daughters, Sue Ward of Huntington and Vadona Elmore of Booneville; one son, Dale Sanderson of Booneville; two sisters, Hazel Elmore of Witcherville and Reba Davis of Huntington; one brother, Bob Winters of Fort Smith; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son Lavon Sanderson. Serving as pallbearers will be Dax Ward, Michael Ward, Shannon Ward, Billy Elmore, Justin Elmore, Cody Sanderson and Adam Sanderson. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Benny Sanderson and Matt Sanderson.

The Waldron News
14 January 2009
ANNA JEAN SARTAIN

Anna Jean Sartain, 75, of Muldrow, OK, formerly of Parks, AR, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009. She was born March 16, 1933 in Fort Worth, TX to Ernest and Mary (Henderson) Fincher. She was a member of Parks Baptist Church in Parks, AR. She was preceded in death by two daugthers, Tracey Sartain and Darla Lowder and one grandson, Michael Ruggere. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Williamson officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by three daughters, Vicki Ruggere of Bedford, TX, Shana Marr of Muldrow, OK and Denise Combs of Weatherford, TX; one foster son Darrel Teague of Fort Smith, AR; five sisters, Billye Woodruff and Donna Martin of Fort Worth, TX, Miki McCullah of Parks, AR and Joyce Legan and Elizabeth Riemare of Fort Worth, TX; eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be her grandsons Brad Evans, Michael Stout, Greg Peters, Samuel Murr, Zach Sartain, Ty Combs, Josh Smith and Daniel Button. The family will visit with friends Monday evening from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to AHIMSA, P.O. Box 409, Muldrow, Oklahoma 74948.

The Waldron News
30 September 1998
BERTHA SATTERFIELD

Bertha Satterfield, 91, of Waldron died Friday, September 25, 1998 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church since 1929. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28 in the Evening Shade Baptist Church with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one granddaughter, Leigh Ann Tippit, of Pocola, Oklahoma; one grandson and wife: Phillip and Jenna Oliver, of Waldron; one great-granddaughter, Jamie McReynolds, of Norman, Okla.; one sister, Retha Frasier, of California; two nieces: Ruby Leming and Cheryl Kopf, both of Waldron. Pallbearers were Lonnie Taff, Buddy Slaten, Dale Kopf, Gary Leming, Bill Murry and Worman Owens. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
8 November 2006
IRVIN E. SATTERFIELD

Irvin E. Satterfield, 95, of Ola, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2006 in a Danville, Arkansas hospital. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was a dry cleaning owner/operator. Graveside funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2006 at the Hon Cemetery with interment in the Hon Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
24 October 2012
RANNY DEE SAVAGE

Ranny Dee Savage of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, October 10, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ranny was born June 22, 1933 to Harold T. Savage and Emily (Draper) Savage in Union, Oregon. Ranny was 79 years, 3 months and 24 days old. Ranny was a member of the Nazarene Church of Union, Oregon. Ranny loved working with horses and enjoyed being around animals. He made saddles and was skilled at leather tooling. Ranny also was a veteran having served in the United States Navy. Ranny leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Billie Gayle Scott of Waldron, Arkansas. Ranny is also survived by two grandsons, Rusty Craig and Clint Scott both of Waldron, Arkansas. Ranny will also be forever missed by his great grandchildren, Dusti Craig and Lanee Scott and his two sisters, Virginia Anderson and Frances Anderson both of Union, Oregon. Ranny is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Emily Savage and one daughter, Randa Gay Savage. Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
7 July 2010
JUNE VENITA SAWYER

The family of June Venita (Casey, Cope) Sawyer is saddened to announce her passing on May 20, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 85. Born in Mansfield, Arkansas on April 9, 1925, she was the sixth of eleven children born to Ellis and Leona Casey. In 1948 she married Artie Cope and they were blessed with one son, Stephen Perry Cope, the absolute center of her universe. Following Artie's discharge from the United States Army (he was a Bataan Death March survivor), they moved to Salinas, California. Stephen passed away in 1985 and Artie passed away in 1986. "Nita" continued to live in Salinas and married Robert Sawyer in 1987. Most recently they resided in Fort Smith prior to moving to Salt Lake City a month before her death. She is survived by her husband, Robert Sawyer of Salt Lake City, one brother and sister-in-law Jessie and Virginia Casey of Fort Smith; a sister, Eva Doyle Clardy of Fort Smith; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Ben Thompson of Hon, Arkansas, and sister-in-law, Ludie Casey of Fayetteville, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Lonzo Casey, Murl Casey, Cleo Casey, L.D. Casey, T.D. Casey and sisters Ola Casey Doyle, Virginia Casey Hull. A memorial service was held in Salt Lake City on Saturdya, May 22, 2010. Cremains will be interred at Lower Center Point Cemetery, located near Hon, at a later date. Nita was an incredibly wonderful sister, aunt and cousin. For every challenge that confronted her, she hit it head on with gusto and never considered failure. Her family meant everything to her and, as long as her health provided, she was always there for us. At any family gathering, if there was a piano in the house, we were always serenaded with her rendition of The Old Rugged Cross. There are many wonderful memories we all have to cherish and she will be missed. For all of us who loved our "Nita," our joy is boundless in knowing that there has been a perfect reunion with our Heavenly Father and beloved family.

Scott County Times
15 September 2004
LECIL RICHARD "TOM" SAWYER

Lecil Richard "Tom" Sawyer, age 97, passed away September 5, 2004 in Waldron. He was born on September 30, 1906 in Brinkley, Monroe County to the late Reverend Stephen Decatur and Hennetta Jolly Sawyer. He graduated from Brinkley High School in 1962. He then attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway where he graduated in 1932 and served as President of his graduating class. He played tackle on the football team at State Teachers where he was named to the All Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference team and was one of those picked by State Teachers Coach Dan Estes for his eleven all time best players. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1947. He coached and taught school at Plainview in Yell County from 1929 until 1931. Waldron Public Schools employed Sawyer to teach history and coach athletics in 1932 and he was promoted to the position of Superintendent in 1934. He continued to teach and was coach for 13 years in addition to his duties as superintendent. In those 13 years his teams won the district title seven years, went undefeated four of those years and went to the state championship games in 1948 and 1949. In spite of his athletic accomplishments, when asked what he considered the high points of his years with the Waldron Schools he was particularly proud that Scott County became the first county in the state to consolidate into one central school district and of the district being accredited by the North Central Association of Schools during his tenure. Upon his retirement as School Superintendent, Sawyer was elected Mayor of Waldron in November of 1974 and served until 1983. He was the oldest member of the Waldron First Baptist Church where he served on the Deacons and Advisory Council and taught a men's Sunday School Class until his health would no longer permit. He was a member of the Waldron Chamber of Commerce where he served two terms as president and he served as chairman of the Scott County Red Cross Board. He was a member of the National School Administrators Association, the State Beta Club Board, the Clock Collectors Association, and had lifetime memberships in the Arkansas Education Association, the National Education Association and the Retired Teachers Association, and was a member of the Gideons International. In addition to his parents, Sawyer was predeceased by his devoted wife of 61 years, Vera Mae Martin Sawyer, four brothers and eight sisters. Survivors are one daughter, Mary Ann Salmon and her husband Don of North Little Rock, one son, Thomas Franklin "Tom" Sawyer and his wife Susan of Houston, Texas; six granddaughters, Dona Boone, Karen Cline and Gretchen Nail of North Little Rock and Jill Hatcher, Melissa Sawyer and Megan Sawyer of Little Rock; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Sawyer and his wife Katie of Tulsa, a very special family friend Hazel Frost of Waldron and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Waldron. Interment followed at Hawkins Cemetery in the Parks community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Waldron Chapter of the Gideons International, CARTI, or Arkansas Hospice.

The Waldron News
27 February 2008
BOBBY GENE SCANTLING

Bobby Gene Scantling, 71, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. He was a well driller and worked in road construction. Memorial services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by wife, Zola Scantling of the home; two daughters, Sherrie Denise Singleton and husband Leonard of Y-City and Delores Yancey of Witcherville, AR; step-daughter, Laura Emhoolah of Oklahoma; son, Ron Scantling and wife Lisa of Waldron; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, April Sue Shumate and husband Robert of Sallisaw, OK; and many nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
11 September 2002
REVEREND CHARLES PAT SCANTLING

Waldron--Funeral services for Reverend Charles Pat Scantling, 71, of Waldron were held Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery at Booth under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Reverend Scantling died Sunday, September 8, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was an electrical engineer and a minister. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles. Survivors include his wife, Lila of the home; a daughter, Patricia Collins of Mt. Ida; a son, Tony Scantling of Greenwood; a sister, April (Sue) Shumate of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; two brothers, Vernon Scantling and Bob Scantling both of Waldron; and three grandchildren, Cary Plunkett of Greenwood, Charles Phillip Scantling of Waldron and Jared Scantling of Greenwood. Pallbearers were Vernon Scantling, Bobby Scantling, Donnie Scantling, Johnnie Scantling, Jerry Armstrong and Johnny Polk. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Bennett, Nelton Henley, Dale Kopf and Gary Offrede.

The Waldron News
31 March 1999
CHARLES PAUL SCANTLING

Charles Paul Scantling, 45, of Fort Smith, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999 in Fort Smith. He was a southern Baptist minister, a maintenance engineer for Danny Thomas Management Company, he served as past music director at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield and was a member of Spradling Baptist Church in Fort Smith. He was also an Army veteran. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27 in Rock Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boothe. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Scantling of the home; one son, Charles Phillip Scantling, of the home; his parents, Rev. Charles and Lila Scantling of Waldron; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Charles and Donna Van Pelt, of Fort Smith; one sister, Patricia Collins, of Mount Ida; one brother, Tony Scantling, of Greenwood. Pallbearers were Nelton Henley, Bill Newman, Jim Newman, Robert Buchannan, Jon Colvett and Max Stewart. McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
18 May 2005
DELLA FAYE SCANTLING

Della Faye Scantling, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, May 14, 2005 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Terry Donita and Kathy Ann; two sisters, Ruby Brewer and Annie Key; and three brothers, Sherman, Jerry and Orville Hattabaugh. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Freedom Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Freedom community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by three daughters, Glynnis and her husband Jim Cook of Bixby, Oklahoma, Joy and her husband Allen Ballard of Springdale, Arkansas, and Donna Scantling of Waldron; one son, Russell and his wife Teresa Scantling of Waldron; five brothers, C.F. "Bud" Hattabaugh of Lucas, Lloyd Hattabaugh of Freedom, Van, Howard Lee and Bob Hattabaugh, all of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Sarah, Morgan, Lucas, Danie, Calla and Eli. Serving as pallbearers will be Bo Hattabaugh, Jerald Hattabaugh, Steve Hattabaugh, Gene Brewer, Eddie Brewer and Tim Lewis.

Scott County Times
7 September 2005
FLOYD SCANTLING

Floyd Scantling, 86, of Story, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2005 in a Hot Springs hospital. He was a veteran of W.W.II, a retired well driller, and a member of the Story Church of God. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2005 at Story Church of God with burial at Reed Cemetery near Story, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by five daughters, Patsy Vanderpool of Charleston, Arkansas, Wanda Fryar of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Joyce Marrow of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Barbara Brown of Mt. Ida, Arkansas and Sharon Simpson of Benton, Arkansas; one son, Charles Scantling of Mt. Ida, Arkansas; two brothers, Herbert Scantling of Hopper, Arkansas and Dean Scantling of Hopper, Arkansas; ten grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Tracy Smith, Sherleen Reed, Bobby Joe Irons, Gene McGill, Gene Howard and Eddie Stanley. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Simpson, First Responders and Ambulance Services St. Joseph ICU Unit.

The Waldron News
20 October 1999
FREDA MAE SCANTLING

Freda Mae Scantling, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Saturday, October 16, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker and a Nazarene. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10 at the Waldron Nazarene Church with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Booth, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Vernon Scantling, Sr. of the home; two daughters, Linda Polk and Sandra Armstrong both of Waldron, AR; four sons, Vernon Jr., Bobby Jack, Donald Wayne and Johnny Ray all of Waldron, AR; four sisters, Mary Jane, Linda, Karen, Shirley; one brother, Denver; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tommy Metcalf, David Goddard, Tommy Starr, Henry Metcalf, Joel Goddard and Kenneth Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Williams, Robert Riddle and Larry Metcalf.

Scott County Times
5 March 2003
GLEN D. SCANTLING

Glen D. Scantling, 72, ow Waldron died Saturday, March 1, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired logger and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Terry Donita and Kathy Ann Scantling. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at the Freedom Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Della Faye Scantling of the home; three daughters and their husband, Glynis and Jim Cook of Bixby, Oklahoma, Joy and Allen Ballard and Donna Scantling of Waldron, Arkansas; one son and his wife, Russell and Teresa Scantling of Waldron, Arkansas; five sisters, Eva Lou Hattabaugh of Freedom community, Arkansas, Della Smith of Booneville, Arkansas, Loretta Anzar of Peoria, Arizona, Dorothy Posey of Peoria, Arizona and Delta Smith of Sugar Grove, Arkansas; three brothers, Holt Scantling of Freedom community, Donald Scantling of Boisie, Idaho, and Ronnie Scantling of Bentonville, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Sarah McGehee of Las Vegas, Nevada, Morgan McGehee of Bixby, Oklahoma, Lucas, Danielle, Calla and Eli Scantling all of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
1 April 1998
IVIE F. SCANTLING

Ivie F. Scantling, 97, of Mt. Ida, formerly of Waldron and Heavener, Oklahoma, died March 26,1998 in a Mt. Ida Nursing Home. He was a well driller. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28,1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include four sons: Floyd of Mt. Ida, Dean, of Huntsville, and Herb, both of Glenwood; sisters: Tippie Frazier and Neta Metcalf, both of Waldron; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
21 July 2010
MEAGAN SCANTLING

Meagan Alyssa Scantling, age 15, of Dardanelle died Monday, July 19, 2010 at River Valley Medican Center in Dardanelle. She was born December 20, 1994 at Fort Smith, Arkansas to Todd Scantling and LaDonna Essman Whitten. She was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church, Dardanelle Lady Sand Lizards basketball, softball and track teams. This past year she won the district cross country championship meet and set a new district record. During the summer she played on the Dardanelle Rockers softball team and the Lady Force basketball team of the MAYB. She is survived by her mother, LaDonna Essman Whitten of Dardanelle, father, Todd Scantling of Waldron; grandparents, Hoyt and Audrey Scantling of Mansfield, Landon and Alice Ridenoure of Chester and Gerald and Joni Essman of Waldron; one brother, Ryan Scantling of Dardanelle; one sister, Jessie Whitten of Dardanelle and many aunts, uncles and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at the Dardanelle First Baptist Church with Brother Mike Smith officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

The Waldron News
11 February 1998
MINNIE SCANTLING

Minnie Scantling, 87, of Bentonville, formerly of Waldron, died February 7, 1998, in a Bentonville hospital. She was Pentecostal. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville with burial at Lick Creek Cemetery in Booneville. She is survived by four sons: Glen Scantling, of Waldron, Hoyt Scantling, of Mansfield, Donald Scantling, of Boise, Idaho, and Ronnie Scantling, of Bentonville; five daughters: Eva Lou Hattabaugh, of Mansfield, Della Mae and Delta Smith, both of Waldron, and Loretta Anzor and Dorothy Posey, both of Peoria; three brothers: Joe Smith, of Jenny Lind, John Smith, of Sugar Grove and Clay Smith, of Kansas; 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
5 March 2003
VERNON SCANTLING

Vernon Basil Scantling, Sr., 69, of Waldron died Friday, February 28, 2003 in his home. He was a retired water well driller, a Baptist, 32nd Degree Mason, and a Master of Logan Lodge #408 of Ione. He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda Scantling. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 4, at the Waldron Church of the Nazarene with burial with Masonic Rites at Cedar Grove Cemetery in the Booth community under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by two daughters, Linda Polk and Sandra Armstrong both of Waldron; four sons, Vernon, Jr., Bobby Jack, Donald Wayne and Johnny Ray all of Waldron; one sister, April Shumate of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; one brother, Bobby Gene Scantling of Waldron; seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were his sons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Starr, Johnny Williams, David Goddard, Tommy Metcalf, D.J. Pyles, Chip Scantling and Jerrod Armstrong.

The Waldron News
15 January 2015
ZOLA MAE SCANTLING

Zola Mae Scantling of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, December 29, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. Zola was born September 21, 1942 to Leon and Ruth Brown in Harlingen, Texas. She was 71 years old. Zola was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Waldron, Arkansas. When she was 8 years old she was baptized. She loved helping everyone she could. She enjoyed getting to help work on the building of the new Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. Zola is survived by one daughter, Sherrie Singleton and husband Leonard of Y-City, Arkansas, two adopted children, Whitney Singleton and Billy Singleton of Waldron, Arkansas, two brothers: James Brown and wife Jean of Waldron, Arkansas, Rodney Brown and wife Treasa of Arkoma, Oklahoma, two sisters, Billy Fay Underbrink of Ingleside, Texas and Joy Elliott of Freeport, Texas. Zola will forever remain in the hearts of eight grandchildren: Leonard Singleton II, Bobby Singleton, Jennifer Valdez and husband Ruben, Danaile Scantling, Ronnie Scantling, Michael Scantling, Betheny Scantling and Christopher Scantling, as well as 14 great grandchildren. Zola will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and loved ones. Zola is preceded in death by her husband Bob Scantling, parents, Leon and Ruth Brown, two sons, Bobby Jr. and Rory, two brothers, Bubba and Aubry. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Waldron, Arkansas with Brother Frank Hopkins officiating.

Scott County Times
7 February 2001
L.H. SCARBROUGH

L.H. Scarbrough, 75, of Waldron died Thursday, February 1, 2001 in Waldron. He was a retired sawmill worker and a Primitive Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Saturday, February 3, 2001 in the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. He is survived by several cousins and friends.

The Waldron News
16 July 2008
DELMAR O. SCHAPER

Delmar Otis Schaper was born in Mulvane, Kansas on June 13, 1928. His parents were Danile Otis and Mina Mayfield Schaper and he was the youngest of five children, Dale, Jr., Dillard, Florence and Kathryn. he grew up on a 160 acre farm during the Depression and WWII. He graduated from Mulvane High School. Delmar volunteered for service in the United States Navy and became an enlisted man in 1946. He served in several billets and was a submariner for seven years. After completing Officer Candidate School, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. During that time, he became a commanding officer for the USS Shrike, a minesweeper based out of Key West, Florida. He had seven children with his wife Claudine Woerner Schaper of Charleston, Arkansas. In 1968 Claudine died at the age of 40 from cancer. Delmar retired in Virginia Beach, Virginia from the Navy in 1969, promising his friends that "one thing I would never do is raise chickens." Delmar moved the family from Virginia Beach, VA to Ft. Smith, Arkansas and eventually bought a chicken farm in Waldron, Arkansas. Delmar moved the fmaily from Virginia Beach to Ft. Smith and ironically bought a commercial poultry farm in Waldron. The farm prospered, however, Delmar sold it in 1986, the year after his youngest child graduated from high school. He moved back to Ft. Smith and became a small businessman. He owned and operated a popular snow cone stand, Rainbow Shave Ice, which was located at the corner of Kelley Highway and 50th Street. He sold shaved ice every summer for 17 years. When he closed his stand, Delamr pursued one of his passions, travel. Over his lifetime, he visited 49 of the United States and logged several hundred miles into Canada. The only state that he did not explore was Alaska. He would organize his travels around an event, or a tractor show, to see combines moving in concert to harvest vast fields, experience the fall in New England, or to travel to a blues festival. His vagabond streak kept him on many a stat and county road. Delmar was able to combine his love of travel with his other passion, music and dance. He was a member of the organization, Western Swing Music of the Southwest. For years this allowed him to "cut-a-rug" and enjoy the music he so loved in the cities and towns across the region. Since his arrival in Arkansas, he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. For a time he participated in the choir and was Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus. Delmar was a staunch Republican, member of the Retired Military Officers Association, and a member of the National Rifle Association. During Christmas holidays he would serve as a volunteer gift wrapper for Make-A-Wish at Central Mall. Navy Captain, farmer, business owner, father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle and son: the roles never quite tell the complete story of this man. The stories that he would often tell of his travels and experiences are all that we have left now and they will be told again by those who loved him dearly. He is survived by two daughters, Carol Schaper Wilson of Newnan, Georgia and Rose Marie Saylors of Gilbert, Arkansas; five sons, Mark E. Schaper of Melbourne, FL, Carl R. Schaper of Haleiwa, Hawaii, David Otis Schaper of Wahiawa, Hawaii, Gregory Schaper of Bethlehem, PA and Bruce A. Schaper of Raleigh, NC; and 10 beloved grandchildren. Special mention is given to Mrs. Isabelle Birnbaum of Ft. Smith, AR and her family. Services were Friday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Ft. Smith. Memorial Mass was Saturday, July 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Military Honors and burial followed at 4:15 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Charleston, AR. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 320 Executive Court, Suite 101, Little Rock, AR 72205.

The Waldron News
9 July 2002
JAMES ODIS SCHLINKER

James Odis Schlinker, 67, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, July 4, 2003 in his home in Mansfield, Arkansas. He was a 45 year member of the Rock Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis & Wilma Schlinker; one brother, William R. Schlinker and one half-brother, Herbert Lee Schlinker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003 at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield, Arkansas with burial at Old Union Cemetery in Hackett, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by three sisters, Freida Parish and Loreida Parish both of Mansfield, Arkansas and Marion Sue Scott of Waldron, Arkansas; three brothers, Melbourne Schlinker and Ernest Schlinker both of Mansfield, Arkansas and Robert Schlinker of Witcherville, Arkansas; also several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and many family and friends. Pallbearers were Johnny, Derral, George, Eddie and Ronnie Schlinker and Nelton Henley.

The Waldron News
4 November 2009
PEGGY SCHLUDE

Peggy Schlude, 59, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 30, 2009 at a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her fiance Lynn Long of Mena, Arkansas, one son Francis Schlude III and wife Katie of Russellville, Arkansas, one daughter Shannon Noble of Mena, Arkansas, father James Hardy and wife Audrey of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, 3 grandchildren Francis Schlude IV, Raven Noble and Allison Margaretann Rowellet. Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, October (sic) 4, 2009 at the Johnson Cemetery with interment in the Johnson Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Tuesday, October (sic) 3, 2009 from 5:00 pm thru 7:00 pm.

The Waldron News
25 February 2009
DENNIS JAMES SCHNEIDER

Dennis James (Tiny) Schneider, 56, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at his home. Dennis was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 24, 1953, the beloved son of the late Mary Ann and Daniel Schneider who survives him of Cleveland, Ohio. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the American Legion and VFW, and graduated from Parma High School in Parma, Ohio. Dennis is survived by a daughter, Kelly Isham and husband Bruce of Waldron, AR; his father Daniel Schneider of Cleveland, Ohio. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Taylor Isham of Waldron, Arkansas; three nieces, Danyel Rockow, Katrina Schneider, Mary Ann Schneider all of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Susan Koerner and husband Mike of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Steve Schneider and wife Patty of Cleveland, OH and Tony Schneider of Cleveland, Ohio. Dennis's memorial service was 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the New Life Center in Waldron with the Rev. Jerry Isham officiating under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
18 December 2002
ANNA MARIE SCHOON

Anna Marie Schoon, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, December 9th, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran. She was preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" Schoon. She attended Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 13th at Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston, SD with burial at Eigenfeld Lutheran Cemetery in Parkston, SD under the direction of Clements-Weise Funeral Home of Parkston, SD. Local arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by one daughter, LaVonne Alice Vearrier of Waldron, AR; two sons, Donald L. Schoon of Amarillo, TX and Calvin W. Schoon of Columbia, SC; two sisters Louella Mengenhouse of Sioux Falls, SD and Elsa Hall of Sious Falls, SD.

The Waldron News
8 September 2010
DEREK ALLEN SCOGGIN

Derek Allen Scoggin, 31, of Poteau, Oklahoma formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Poteau, Oklahoma. Derek was born January 4, 1979 in Uravan, Colorado to Daniel and Lucille Reed. He was a lover of life and celebrated it often. Derek is survived by his parents of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Dakota Lane Miner of Waldron, Arkansas; two brothers, Dean and wife Shelly Scoggin of Waldron, Arkansas, Charlie and wife Carla Scoggin of Mena, Arkansas; two sisters, Rachel and husband Bobby Shelton of Spiro, Oklahoma, Ida and husband Daniel Hinchee of Bates, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be missed by many family and friends. Derek's memorial service was held Friday, September 3, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
12 February 2003
BONNIE SCOTT

Bonnie Evelyn Scott, 81, of Waldron died Friday, February 7, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. She was a member of the Boles Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scott; one daughter, Thelma Johnston; one granddaughter; one grandson, and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were at 10 am Monday, February 10, 2003 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by 5 daughters, Edna Piles of Parks, Arkansas; Aldena Tinder of Waldron; Geneva Piper of Mena, Arkansas; Linda Hill of Nashville, Arkansas and Teresa Rodebush of Austin, Texas; one son, Aaron Scott of Boles, Arkansas; two sisters, Juanita Sutton of Medford, Oregon and Mary Cox of Mena, Arkansas; 4 brothers, Dale, Junior, J.V. and Darrell Wilhite all of Mena, Arkansas; 15 grand- children; 25 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

The Waldron News
27 April 2011
C.L. SCOTT

C.L. Scott, 78, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, April 21, 2011 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. C.L. was born to the late Johnny W. and Trilba Mae (Taylor) Scott, September 25, 1932 in Boles, Arkansas. He was a member of the Free Range Cowboy Church in Greenwood. C.L. is survived by his wife, Melba Scott of Greenwood, Arkansas; five daughters, Deborah Brock and husband Michael of Greenwood, Arkansas, Pamela Yother and husband Larry of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Glenda Tittle and husband Randy of Springdale, Arkansas, Paula Reed and husband John of Lavaca, Arkansas, Patricia Ann Hewett and husband Stanley of Charleston, Arkansas; one son, Gary Lynn Scott of Fort Smith, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Harold Scott of Witcherville and Eugene Scott of Boles, Arkansas. C.L. is preceded in death in addition to his parents by one sister, Betty Mae Scott; one brother, Charles Scott; a grandson, David Whitsett, and one great-granddaughter, Madison SanNicolas. C.L.'s funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Scott and Rev. Kirby Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Tittle, Jerry Elmore, Daymon Scott, Garrett Scott, Mike McConnell and Chuck Parsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Foy Brown, Jay Gipson, Jackie Lomon, Larry Williams, Lendal Williams, Robert Frost and Leonard Ed Ridenhour. C.L's visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, C.L.'s family has requested that memorials be made to the Free Range Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 3242, Greenwood, Arkansas 72936.

Scott County Times
20 October 2004
CHESTER SCOTT

Chester Dalmon Scott, age 70, of Waldron, Arkansas, died Friday, October 15, 2004 in the Waldron Hospital. He was a truck driver. He is survived by his wife Barbara Scott; two daughters, Loretta Black and Betty Cox both of Waldron; three sons, Damon Scott, Eddie Cheesman and Donnie Scott all of Waldron; three sisters; one brother; six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, October 18, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Clinton Kastl, Richard Fry, Chais Black, Randy Scott, David Cheesman and Ed Travis. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Jones and Tommy Waddle.

The Waldron News
28 October 1998
DOTHA MAE SCOTT

Dotha Mae Scott, 82, of Warrenburg, Missouri died Oct. 19, 1998 in the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at Clinton Missouri. She had lived in Kansas City from 1955 - 1979, and in Warrenburg from 1979 - 1993. The last five years she lived in the Clinton Heathcare and Rehabilitation Center. She worked for Safeway Grocery Store in Kansas City, Missouri for 21 years, and she also attended the First Baptist Church in Warrenburg. Survivors include her husband, Edgar Curtis Scott; two daughters, Venola Bennett of Lebanon, Missouri and Hazel Cox of Blairstown, Missouri; two sons, Thurman O. Scott of Claycomo, Missouri and John Scott of Warrenburg; three sisters, Josie McIntyre of Eugene, Oregon, Nola Taylor of Beaverton, Oregon, Iva Irons of Waldon; one brother, Dannie Rowlett; l9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Rowlett; one granddaughter, Daphne Renee Scott. The funeral service was set for 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrenburg under the direction of Rev. Easterwood with burial at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Warrenburg, Missouri. Pallbearers are Bryan Bennett, Boyd Bennett, Shawn Cox, Jeff Scott, Curtis Scott, John Scott, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Weigand, Doug Weigand, Jim Weigand, Ron Riddle and Leland Marsh.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
EDGAR C. SCOTT

Edgar C. Scott, 82, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, December 25, 1999. He was born March 22, 1917 in Montgomery County, AR to Orin and Vera Scott. He had been an auto worker for General Motors in Kansas City, was a member of the Church of God in Cedar Creek, Arkansas, was a member of the United Auto Worker's Local 93 in Kansas City, MO and was an Army veteran of World War II serving from 1944 to 1945. He was married to Dotha Rowlett on Oct. 14, 1939 in Cedar Creek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dotha, his parents, and two brothers, Everett and Neil Scott. He is survived by two daughters, Venola Bennett and her husband, Carl of Lebanon, MO and Hazel Cox and her husband, Ronnie of Blairstown, MO; two sons, Thurman O Scott and his wife, Verna of Claycomo, MO and John Scott and his wife, Debbie of Warrensburg, MO; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Barber of Leachville, AR. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg, MO with Rev. Frank E. Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Sid Mifflin, Jim Weigand, Phillip Woods, Mike Weigand, Russell Arwood and Steve Weigand. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Fisher, Charlie Robbins, Mark Murphy, Bill Dyer, Robert Trott and Jerry Clements. Contributions can be made to Gideon International or the American Cancer Society.

The Waldron News
21 September 2011
FRANCES SCOTT

Frances Scott, age 63, of Briggsville passed away September 15, 2011 at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born July 15, 1948 in Ingleside, Texas to the late George Delphin & Lillian Konarek West. She worked for the Fourche Valley School District and was a member of the Rover First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her father George Delphin West; mother Lillian Konarek West; brother Doyle Emil West; sister Emma Jeweldean VanBevers and grandson David McDaniel. Survivors include her husband Arlen Scott; son Ivan Winningham & wife Mary Ann of Corpus Christi, TX; daughters L. Rachelle Watkins & husband Randell of Waldron; Deana Robinson & husband Matt of Dardanelle; son Christopher "Sean" Johnson & fiance Jamie Yandell of Centerville; step-sons Johnny Scott & wife Jana; Michael Scott all of Briggsville; brothers Kenneth West & wife Martha of Briggsville; George West & wife Darline; LeeRoy West & wife Mary; Curtis West all of Texas; sister Margie Wilson of N.C.; 15 grandchildren; a dear friend Sharon Lambert of Havana; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Rover First Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Shipley officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. Visitation was 5:00 to 7:00 Friday, September 16, 2011. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR.

The Waldron News
20 January 2010
FRANK JOE SCOTT

Frank Joe Scott, 80, of Tyler, Texas passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010 in a Tyler, Texas nursing home attended by his three children. He was born in Scott County, Arkansas the youngest of twelve children. He joined the Army and was stationed at fort Bliss in El Paso until 1952. After leaving the service he moved to Trona, California where he raised a family and worked at American Potash until returning to Fairfield, Texas in 1970 where he ran a small convenience store. Subsequently he worked as an electrician for Brown and Root until his retirement in 1996. Frank was a life time member of the Masonic Lodge of Indian Wells, California. In his retirement he enjoyed antiquing, repairing clocks and the flea market business. Frank is survived by his three children, Karen Pontiff, Dennis Scott and Gerald Scott, all of Tyler, Texas; four grandchildren; sister Thelma Brown of Waldron, AR and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service was at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, AR with the Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Services are under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
10 March 2010
HAROLD SCOTT

Harold Scott, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in his home. Harold was a World War II veteran, served in Italy and received three Bronze Stars. Harold also worked for the Ford Motor Company for 36 years. Harold is survived by his sons Paul and wife Patsy of Yellville, AR, James and wife Tracy of Lavaca, AR; 4 grandchildren, Paul Scott, Jr., Patrick Scott, Jamin Scott and Nicki Noland; 11 great-grandchildren. Harold is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Scott, and a son Michael Scott. Funeral Service was 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Rocky Valley Cemetery in Mt. Ida under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Paul Scott, Jr., Jamin Scott, Loyal Watts, Gary Cook, Patrick Scott and Brad McCurry. Memorial contributions can be made to The Rocky Valley Cemetery Fund at P.O. Box 21, Mt. Ida, Arkansas 71957.

The Waldron News
16 February 2005
HARVEY LOUIE SCOTT

On Monday, February 7, 2005 Harvey Louie Scott went to meet his heavenly father and rejoin his earthly parents, Dr. James Louie Scott and Mary Ellen Barker, to whom he was born on October 26, 1930 in Boles, Arkansas. After serving his county during the Korean War he returned to Arkansas where on July 3, 1956 he married the love of his life, Nettie Louise Button and became an instant father to her younger siblings, Davella, Frankie, Sue, David, Earl and Joe Ray Button. Harvey's greatest joy in this life was his family. He was a great Christian man who always believed in helping anyone in need, giving to one and all without question. He instilled in his family the love of God, a kind and forgiving spirit and a loyal ethic. Harvey & Nettie moved to Lake Jackson in 1985 to be close to their children and grandchildren. He worked at Lake Jackson Paint and Floor for numerous years before retiring to help take care of his grandchild. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nettie Louise Scott; a sister, Nell Frost of Mena, AR; a daughter, Mary Louise Howell; a son, Harvey Phillip Scott and his wife Lee Ann; grandchildren, Harvey David Scott and wife Sarah, Nathaniel Scott and Marcus Ryan Howell all of Lake Jackson; great-grandchild Genety Scott; numerous nieces and nephews who also knew "Uncle Harvey" would be there for them when they were in need. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Plantation Health Care Center for all the love and care he received during his stay there.

Scott County Times
20 November 2002
HETTIE SCOTT

Hettie Scott, 92, of Neosho, Missouri passed away Monday, November 11, 2002. She was a homemaker, Baptist, and widow of George Kearney Scott. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Scott and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 2:00 pm at the Hon Baptist Church with burial at Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Survivors include three daughters, Flora Newman of Hon; Mary Beaver of Neosho, MO; Betty Scott of Tulsa, OK; one son, Linden Scott of Fort Smith, AR; two brothers, Jack Newman of Cypress, CA; Manugus Newman of Bella Vista, AR; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Andrew Scott, Scotty Scott, Larry Scott, Junior Newman and G.W. Stringer.

The Waldron News
20 August 2003
JOYCE ANNETTE SCOTT

Joyce Annette Scott, 81, of Danville, Arkansas, returned to the Lord on August 13, 2003. Joyce was born on June 10, 1922 in Fayette, Iowa to Irma Keene Roadman and Earl Alan Roadman. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Irma and Earl Roadman, two brothers, Keene Roadman of Margaretville, New York and Dr. Charles Roadman of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Earline Albaugh of Harlingen, Texas. Joyce lived in Waterloo, Iowa until 1927 and moved to Mitchell, South Dakota where her father was president of Dakota Wesleyan University. With her family, she moved to Sioux City, Iowa in 1936 where her father was president of Morningside College. She attended the University of Illinois in 1943-44 where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Joyce graduated from Morningside College and then taught at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. In 1944 she married Gene Paxton Scott in New Bern, North Carolina where he was stationed in the Marine Corp at Cherry Point. In January of 1945, they entertained their first-born son and continued the parenting path after returning to Sioux City with 6 more children to come. Joyce taught at Morningside College from 1967 until 1972 where she was also a member of Business and Professional Women in Sioux City. After purchasing a cattle ranch in 1974, they relocated to Danville, Arkansas. In Danville, Joyce was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church. In addition to her love for her family, Joyce enjoyed knitting, playing bridge with her friends and communicating with family and friends through email. Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Gene Paxton Scott; five sons, Gene Michael Scott (Mike) of San Diego, CA and Gregory Ryan (Greg) Scott of San Diego, CA, Rick Corsair Scott of Sioux City, Iowa, William Dell (Bill) Scott of Sioux City, Iowa, Shane Cameron Scott of Little Rock, AR; two daughters, Cynthia (Cyndy) Jogene Scott-Forsythe of Little Rock, AR and Maryanne (DeeDee) Olmstead of Linden, CA; two sisters, Katie Mills of Omaha, Nebraska and Pauline Fishbeck of Manitowoc, WI. Joyce is also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and many loyal friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Danville United Methodist Church, 202 E. Seventh in Danville. Memorials may be made to Danville United Methodist Church, 202 E. Seventh, Danville, Arkansas 72833.

The Waldron News
29 April 2009
KEVIN DWAIN SCOTT

Kevin Dwain Scott, 51, Waldron, AR passed away Friday, April 24th, 2009 at his home. Kevin was born in Bowie, TX on March 21, 1958, the son of the late Harold Gean Scott and Truma Yvonne (Poynor) Nevills who survives him of Waldron, Arkansas. He worked for Tyson Foods on the sanitation crew and was a graduate of Waldron High School. Kevin enjoyed all forms of outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. Kevin is survived by his wife, Paula; a daughter, Lynzie Scott of Waldron, AR; a son, Luke Scott of Waldron, AR; one grandson, Landon Park Richmond of Waldron, Arkansas; his mother Truma Yvonne Nevills of Waldron, Arkansas; and his maternal grandmother, Delma Poynor of Waldron, Arkansas. He is also survived by two brothers, Curtis Scott of Waldron, AR, Keith Scott of Decatur, TX. Kevin's funeral service was held at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27th, 2009 with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating with cremation to follow under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Monday, April 27, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to the funeral hour at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
11 June 2008
PAULINE SCOTT

Pauline Scott, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Harold J. Scott; sons Paul and wife Patsy of Yellville, AR, James and wife Tracy of Lavaca, AR; sister Mary Giakas of Memphis, Tenn; four grandchildren, Paul Scott, Jr., Patrick Scott, Jamin Scott and Nicki Noland; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Temple Baptist Church with interment at the Rocky Valley Cemetery in Mt. Ida. Visitation will be Wednesday June 11, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Paul Scott, Jr., Jamin Scott, Loyal Watts, Charles Roberts, Jr., Joseph Balkcon and Gary Cook. Memorial contributions can be made to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund at 40 Lake Road, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009
RANDY E. SCOTT
April 21, 1960 - February 3, 2009

Randy E. Scott "Pop", 48, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by father Bill Scott and mother Pearl Scott. He is survived by his son Shane Scott of Weatherford, Texas; three sisters, Gwinda Sims of Boles, AR, Debbie Wright of Hartford, AR, Clara Carter of Witcherville, AR. Funeral Services were 10:00 am Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Rick Yandell, Tom Kluck, Rusty Craig, Bennie Hawkins, Kenneth Scott and Jamie Sims. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie "Dogood" Jones, Noble Frayer and James White "Red Eye".

The Waldron News
14 April 1999
PEARL ELIZABETH SCOTT

Pearl Elizabeth Scott, 63, of Waldron, died Monday, April 12, 1999 in Hartford. She was a homemaker and attended Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Scott. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14 in Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three daughters: Gwinda Sims of Boles, Debra Wright of Hartford and Clara Carter of Witcherville; one son, Randy Scott, of Waldron; two brothers, Jerry Cheeseman of Waldron and Mearl Cheeseman of Ravia, Okla; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
27 November 2013
TRACY LYNN SCOTT

Tracy Lynn Scott of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Lavaca, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 18, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Tracy was born September 13, 1960 to Leon Harry and Elizabeth (Mallot) Harry in San Francisco, California. Tracy was 53 years, 2 months and 6 days old. Tracy was a member of Lavaca First Baptist Church in Lavaca, Arkansas. Tracy worked for 19 years at Brownwood Life Care Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was blessed to have great co-workers and friends. Tracy enjoyed working with all the staff and caring for the residents. Tracy enjoyed being on the go and a trip to Branson was always a good idea and a fun time. However, there are no words to describe Tracy when it came to "Black Friday." She was certainly a die hard dedicated bargain shopper, especially on that day of the year. Tracy loved to be with her grandchildren. Any time spent with them was a good time. Her favorite memories was time spent with her family. Tracy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 26 years, James of the home; one daughter, Nikki Nolan of Lavaca, Arkansas; one son, Jamin Scott and wife Amanda of Greenwood, Arkansas. Nana will be missed by her seven grandchildren: Toby Markward, Stephanie Markward, Jazmine Nolan, Jackie Nolan, Josh Nolan, Bradley McCurry and Jadin Scott. Tracy is also survived by one sister, Maria Baca of San Francisco, California. Tracy will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including extended family, friends and loved ones. Tracy is preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Elizabeth Harry. Tracy's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Robert Berry officiating. Interment followed in the Rocky Valley Cemetery in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Tracy's pallbearers were Jerry Harry, Stan McLellan, Brad McCurry, Patrick Scott, Paul Scott Jr., Greg Kellers and John Broadrick. Tracy's visitation was Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Herigage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
17 July 2002
TRILBA MAE SCOTT

Waldron--Funeral services for Trilba Mae Scott, 87, of Waldron were held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Needmore Assembly of God Church. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery at Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Scott died Monday, July 8, 2002 at the Waldron Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Needmore Assembly of God Church. She was also a member of the Home Extension Club. She was the widow of J.W. Scott and was preceded in death by a son, Sherman Scott and a daughter, Betty Mae Scott. Survivors include four sons, Eugene Scott of Bloomer, Harold Scott of Boles, C.L. Scott of Greenwood and Charles Scott of Dayton; a sister, Myrtle Garner of Barling; thirteen grand- children; twenty-five great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Scott, Gary Scott, J.J. Scott, Jacob Scott, Jeremy Tittle and Junior Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Bowers and Travis Bowers.

Scott County Times
31 December 2003
LOIS MAY SCRANTON

Waldron--Lois May Scranton, 84, of Waldron died Monday, December 22, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a retired electrician with the McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Scranton; a daughter, Sue Alice Frost and a grandson, Robert Frost, Jr. She is survived by three grandchildren, David Frost of Washington, Debbie Newborn and Becky Frost both of Waldron; eleven great grandchildren and twelve great-great grandchildren. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

The Waldron News
18 March 1998
CLARENCE (DOC) SCROGGINS

Clarence (Doc) Scroggins, 72, of Waldron died Tuesday, March 10 in a local hospital. He was a retired Tech for U.S. Forest Service after 46 years of service, and attended Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13 in Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Hicks Scroggins, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law: Terral Kent and Sissy Scroggins, of Mansfield; one grandchild, Jeffery DeWayne Pyles, of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
24 May 2006
BOBBY JOE SEHORN

Bobby Joe "Bob" Sehorn, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006 at his home. He was a retired truck driver and rancher, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Graveside funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at the Sehorn Cemetery with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Sehorn of the home; three daughters, Beverly Hunt and husband Rickey of Waldron, AR, Sharon Carmean and husband Chris of Waldron, AR and Lana Sehorn and partner Shannon Scott of Lavaca, AR; one step daughter, Amy Childs of Houston, TX; one sister, Sue Slater of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Bill Sehorn of Oklahoma City, OK and George Sehorn of Clovis, NM; eight grandchildren, Nickey Hunt, April Hale, Dana Shaddon, Adam Lagaveen, Andrea Ridenhour, Meagan, Benn and Jordan Scott; ten great grandchildren, Katlin Lyle, Hayden Shores Horn, Kristin Cogburn, William Cogburn, Jr., Calob, Zachary, Madison Hale, Seth Trenton, and Trevor Hunt. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Vera Sehorn, daughter, Linda Diane Roberson, and grandson, Wesley Horn.

Scott County Times
21 January 2004
CARL SEHORN

Carl "Nick" Sehorn, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, January 16, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired timber worker. Graveside service was held at 10:00 am Monday, January 19, 2004 at Sehorn Cemetery with burial at Sehorn Cemetery, Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Pat Sehorn; one son, Nicky Sehorn of Waldron; two sister, Barbara Womack of San Pedro, California and Sue Slater of Waldron, Arkansas; four brothers, Bill of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bob and Dean of Waldron, and George of Clovis, NM; one grandson, Derrek Sehorn of Waldron.

Scott County Times
11 February 2004
DEAN SEHORN

Waldron--Graveside services for Dean Sehorn, 67, of Waldron were held Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 2 pm at Sehorn Cemetery at Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Sehorn died Monday, February 2, 2004 at a Waldron hospital. He was a retired logger and welder. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Sehorn. Survivors include his wife, Deanna of the home; one daughter, Marina Atchley of Waldron; one son, Rick Sehorn of Hon; two sisters, Barbara Womack of San Pablo, California and Sue Slater of Waldron; three brothers, Bill Sehorn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bob Sehorn of Waldron and George Sehorn of Clovis, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Emily Sehorn of West Fork, Joshua Adair, Jacob Atchley and Miranda Atchley all of Waldron; and three great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
4 April 2007
DERALD SEHORN

Derald Sehorn, age 75, of Arkoma, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, March 25, 2007 in Ft. Smith. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Arkoma. He was a former assembler at Rheem Manufacturing, a barber for 17 years and retired from the Arkoma Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Sehorn Liles and a son, Ronald Sehorn. Services were 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of Arkoma, Oklahoma with burial to follow at Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary. He is survived by his wife Billie of the home; two sons, Odell Finney of Olive Branch, Miss., and Lance Sehorn of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Bobby Sehorn of Humbolt, Kansas; two grandchildren, Shawn and Ryan Finney of Olive Branch, Miss. Pallbearers will be Harold Slucher, Nolan Branscum, Pat Martin, Shawn Finney, Ryan Finney and Tony Sehorn. Memorial may be sent to: First Baptist Church of Arkoma, 200 Sicard Avenue, Arkoma, OK 74901 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 971, Ft. Smith, AR 72901.

The Waldron News
24 December 2008
GEORGE SEHORN

George Sehorn, age 68, of Clovis lost his battle with lung cancer on December 15, 2008 at his home in Clovis. He was born January 27, 1940 in Waldron, Arkansas to Claude and Addie Goddard Sehorn. He attended school in Waldron and then married and moved to Clovis. He worked for Empy's Machine Shop in Clovis and then went to work for the Railroad where he worked for 16 years. While working for the railroad he began working on building his own business, Sehorn Welding where he was still working until he became ill. George felt blessed to have so many friends in the Clovis area. He is survived by his two sons Brendon (Annette) Sehorn of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Nathan (Stephanie) Sehorn of Clovis, two daughters, Kim Rowton of Clovis, Heather (Danny) Brija of Allen, Texas; one sister, Sue Slater of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Bill Sehorn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Amanda Rowton, Christina Rowton, Breanna Sehorn, Aaron Brija and Ashtyn Brija; three great grandchildren, Cody Stanton, Cory Stanton and Xavier Garcia. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Mr. Sehorn will be available for viewing at the funeral home until Thursday at 8:00 p.m. No services are scheduled. Cremation will take place following visitation. Burial of his cremains will be in his home town of Waldron, Arkansas at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Steed Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis, New Mexico 88101.

Scott County Times
3 January 2001
MARY SEHORN

Mary Adaline Sehorn, 89, of Waldron died Saturday, December 23, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, a member of Winfield Baptist Church and the widow of James Sehorn. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one sister, Robbie Brown of Waldron; one sister-in-law, Jewell Brown of Waldron; one brother, Elisha Brown of Waldron and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
BILLYE C. "BILL" SELF

Billye C. "Bill" Self, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in a Ft. Smith hospital. Billye was born April 6, 1917 in the Greenridge community just east of the Mount Pleasant Church. Billye is survived by his wife of 71 years Ruth Self; one son Bruce Self of Waldron; one daughter Karen Bohall of Waldron; 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He is preceded in death by three children and one grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church with interment in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Michael Manning, Anthony Self, David Self, Daren Self, John Self and Russell Miller. Honorary pallbearers were M.C. Himes, Bruce Dorr, Bryan Self and Arthur Barnett.

The Waldron News
18 March 1998
FLORA SELF

Flora Self, 82, of Waldron died Sunday, March 15, 1998 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Tate Town Pentecostal Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 in Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Friendship Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include four daughters: Betty Bishop, of Waldron, Louise Garrett, of Colorado City, Texas, Irene Callahan and Patricia Hunt, both of Greenwood; two sisters: Elsie Ledwig, of Kansas City, Missouri and Onie Nelson, of Bonanza; one brother, Ted Slater, of Waldron; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
26 October 2005
FULTON LEE "RED" SELF

Fulton Lee "Red" Self, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, October 24, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a farmer. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Norma Lee of the home; two sons, James Self of Waldron, Arkansas and Charlie Self of the home; one sister, Mary Sue Pace of Elk City, Kansas; two grandchildren, Philip Self and Gail Self.

The Waldron News
28 August 2013
GWENDABETH E. SELF

Gwendabeth E. Self, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2013 at her home. She was born December 2, 1929 to the late Carl and Callie (Castleberry) Norwood in Waldron, Arkansas. Gwendabeth married the love of her life, R.D. Self, Jr. on June 9, 1951. She was a member of Birdsview Methodist Church where she attended regularly. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Gwendabeth is survived by her daughter Beverly McCafferty and husband Matt, grandson Chris McCafferty and wife Jennie, great-granddaughters, Destiny Grace and Trinity Faith; one sister Carlene Hodges and husband Jerry of Irmo, South Carolina; two nieces, Karen Hodges of Kansas, Oklahoma, Jan Lahan and husband Richard of Irmo, South Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Raymond Self and wife Gwenda, Leslie Weir of Springdale; one sister-in- law, Pauline Mitchell of Hot Springs, Arkansas and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation was Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Roger Rice, R.L. Self, Scott Clemons, Jimmy Hutchens, Randy McCafferty and Jerry McCafferty. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Hodges, Raymond Self, Leslie Weir, Junior Rice, Jerry Davis and Jim Reigner.

The Waldron News
8 July 2009
ROY "R.D." SELF
June 1, 1930 - July 1, 2009

R.D. Self, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. R.D. was a farm owner and raised cattle all of his life. He was the District Director for the Poteau River Conservation District for 20 years. He retired from the Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation after 26 years of service as the Waldron manager. He was also on the Scott County Quorum Court for 8 years. Above all he was a member and faithful attendant of the Birdsview Methodist Church. R.D. is survived by his wife of 58 years Gwendabeth of the home; one daughter, Beverly and husband Matt McCafferty of Waldron, AR; one grandson Chris and wife Jen McCafferty of Waldron, AR; one great-granddaughter Destiny McCafferty of Waldron, AR. He is also survived by two sisters Athadean Weir and husband Leslie of Springdale, AR and Pauline Mitchell and husband Harold of HOt Springs, AR; brother Raymond Self and wife Gwenda of Waldron, AR; sister-in-law, Carlene Hodges and husband Jerry of Columbia, South Carolina and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Sadie Self of Waldron, AR; infant sister Robbie Self and sister Evalet Thomas. Funeral Service was 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Birdsview Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jimmy Hutchens, Scott Clemons, Randy McCafferty, Devon McCafferty, Roger Rice, Josh Hutchens and Rick Black.

The Waldron News
8 August 2012
RUTH LORENE SELF

Ruth Lorene Self went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruth was born January 5, 1920 to Otto Perry Parker and Dovie Missoura (Holly) Parker in Union Hill, Arkansas. Ruth was born the second baby of a set of twins. Ruth was 92 years and 7 months old. Ruth was a homemaker. She loved working in the garden, sewing, quilting and fishing as long as she was able. In recent years she liked to watch Early Edition, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Porter Wagner, The Gaithers, Hee Haw and the News. Ruth was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Although failing health kept her from attending church she watched "Hope from Above" on television every Sunday. Ruth will be missed by many but is now pain free and with the Lord. Ruth leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Karen Bohall and husband Ken of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Bruce Self of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will be forever missed by twelve grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Ruth is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Bill Self; parents, Otto Parker and Dovie (Holly) Parker; three children, Janice Miller, Billy Wayne Self and Keith Self. Ruth is also preceded by one granddaughter, Shelli Self; three siblings, Opal Parker, Rubin Parker and Grace Parker. Ruth's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church near Waldron, Arkansas with Diane Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ruth's pallbearers were Anthony Self, Darin Self, John Self, Russell Miller, Michael Manning, David Self and Bryan Self. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Dorr, Willie Brigance and Gordon Smith. Ruth's visitation was Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
30 August 2000
SADIE SELF

Sadie Marie Self, 95, of Waldron passed away Sunday, August 27, at a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Mrs. Self was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. Self, Sr. and two daughters. Mrs. Self is survived by two sons, R.D. Self, Jr. and Raymond Self both of Waldron; two daughters, Athadean Weir of Springdale, Arkansas and Paulene Mitchell of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Other survivors include ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, August 30, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers for Mrs. Self are R.L. Self, Dennis Mitchell, Jim Weir, Michael Cox, Drew Weir and Jeff Mitchell.

The Waldron News
2 January 2008 & 9 January 2008
TADE SELF

Tade Self, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 19, 2007 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. He was a retired sawmill worker and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Self of the home; one daughter, Rhonda Branum of Muldrow, Oklahoma; three step children; one grandson; one granddaughter; nine step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Beatrice Hanf of Rogers, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Mike House, Rick Black, Lonnie Apple, Bradley Apple, Jerry Casey, Sean Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Hunt, Bill Black, Dale Long, John Branum.

The Waldron News
1 November 2006
THEO MAXINE REEDER SELF

Theo Maxine Reeder Self, 86, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 in a Ft. Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was born on September 4, 1920 in Greenridge, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Waldron, Arkansas, a member of the Rocketts, a 1938 graduate of the Fort Smith Senior High, and a longtime volunteer in the Waldron Nursing Home and Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Waymon M. Self. She is survived by two daughters, Sophia Kay Caldwell and husband Joe of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Nancy S. Casey and husband Jerry of Little Rock and Waldron, Arkansas; one son, William Matt Self of Waldron; four grandchildren, Billy Caldwell of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Beverly White, Renee Singleton and Nichole Parsons of Waldron, Arkansas and four great- grandchildren, Ashton Parsons of Waldron, Arkansas, Brandon Caldwell, Jaron Luttrell and Curtis Luttrell; and one sister, Mertha Dragulski. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church or the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
1 February 2006
WILLIAM SELF

William Wayford Self, age 90 of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 28, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired sawmill owner and operator and a Methodist. Funeral services were at 10:00 am Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one sister, Beatrice Hanf of Rogers, Arkansas; one brother Tade Self of Waldron, Arkansas; nine nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews and several cousins. Pallbearers were Jerry Casey, Brad Heath, Billy Joe Caldwell, Randell Havner, Mike House and Bruce Self. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Long and L.D. Casey.

Scott County Times
21 September 2005
BEATRICE SELKIRK

Beatrice Selkirk, age 82, of Greenwood formerly of Waldron died Friday, September 16, 2005 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilot Prairie Church. She is survived by one son, Tommy Selkirk of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Alexander of Plano, Texas and Scarlett of Greenwood. Graveside services were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
9 March 2005
LAURA SELPH

Laura C. Selph was born to Laura and Herman Perry on August 20, 1920 in Fort Smith. She went home on March 4, 2005 in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Roger Austin Selph and a son, James Austin Selph. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Wayne Andrews of Fort Smith, Carolyn and Donald McAllister of Alma and Laura and Terry Olson of Bentonville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel and Helen Selph of Winslow and Perry Selph of Venezuela; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed her large family, painting ceramics, making porcelain dolls, cooking, crocheting and sewing. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, March 7, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood. Brother Phil Whitten of Oak Cliff Baptist Church officiated.

The Waldron News
2 February 2005
CAROLYN SELLS

Carolyn Sells, age 39, of Norman, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 26, 2005. She was born on February 25, 1965, at El Dorado, Oklahoma, the daughter of Bud Carpenter and Jo Ella Hall Carpenter. On October 18, 1991, she was married to Kenny Sells. She was preceded in death by her father. She was a member of the Norman First Baptist Church and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Sells of Norman; one son, John Sells of Norman; two daughters and one son-in-law, Autumn and Brian Fitzgerald of Seattle, Washington, and Holly Sells of Glenwood; her mother, Jo Carpenter of Y-City; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Lori Carpenter of Waldron; one grandson, Evan Tidwell of Glenwood; and one nephew, Chad Carpenter of Waldron. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2005 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Wills and Rev. Ray Carpenter officiating. Interment was in Black Springs Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home of Glenwood. Pallbearers were Kevin Brown, James Carpenter, Mike Hall, Ron Montgomery, Buddy Maxey and Brian Fitzgerald. Guest registry is at www.davis-smithfuneralhome.com.

The Waldron News
19 August 1998
SHIRLEY B. SEVIER

Shirley B. Sevier, 85, of Waldron, died Sunday, August 16, 1998 in a Waldron Nursing Home. She was a Baptist a retired LPN from Pinewood Nursing Home, and a past member of The Eastern Star with a fifty year pin. She was preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Cordy Mayfield, two brothers and two sisters. Her husband, Harlen L. (Bud) Sevier was killed in W.W.II. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18,1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Don and Joan Sevier, of Russellville; one step-son: Bill Sevier, of Quince, California; one granddaughter and family: Dr. Blaine and Julie Leeds and great grandsons Brandt and Brennan Leeds, of Clarksville. Pallbearers were Bill Black, Dutch Bliss, Jim H. Currier, Dick Davis, Clyde Audas and Kenny Jones. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
5 May 2010
KENNITH SEXTON

Kennith Wayne Sexton, 63, of Haletown, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Haletown. Kennith was born October 27, 1946 in Mesa, Arizona to the late Otis Edward Sexton and Vivian (Bayles) Garzia. He loved the game of golf and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his children, grand and great-grandchildren. Kennith is survived by his wife Mary Sexton of the home; one daughter, Kathy Blair and husband Ronald of the home; one son, John Schlorff and wife Samanatha of Waldron, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Hearn and husband Frank of Bouse, Arizona; one brother Bill Sexton and wife Barbara of Apache Junction, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by one grandson, Kevin Alan Williamson, Jr. Kennith's funeral service was Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Waldron First United Methodist Church with Rev. Doyle Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Ronald Blair, Kurtis Bell, Shane Bell, Tanner Long, Connor Schlorff and Shawn Darnell. Honorary pallbearers were Joey Cardenas, Mollie Chenoweth, Jessica Schlorff, Kaylie Marcario, Jonathan Bell, Nicole Bell, Emily Long and Dustin Chenoweth.

The Waldron News
10 February 1999
GRACE EDITH SHADD

Grace Edith Shadd, 92, of Waldron died Feb. 6 in a local nursing home. She was a retired clerk for Scott County Health Department and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at Haw Creek Baptist Church with burial at Pearson Cemetery of Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include one son, Lee V. Shadd of Waldron; one sister, Sofronia Squire of Hanford, California; three grandchildren, LeeAnn Brannon of Burke, Virginia, Scott Shadd of Waldron, Robert Lee Shadd of Astoria, Oregon; four great grandchildren. Viewing was from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 7, at the Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lenny Lott, Stewart Byford, Jack Smith, Marvin Gillean, Thomas McCann and Mike Stringer.

Scott County Times
26 March 2003
ROBERT LEE SHADD

Oregon--Funeral services for Robert Lee Shadd, 40, of Astoria, Oregon were held Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 2 pm at the Seaside Christian Church in Warrenton, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Waldron. Mr. Shadd was born January 5, 1963 at San Rafael, California to Lee and Joann Shadd. He died March 20, 2003 at his home in Astoria. He was a 1981 graduate of Waldron High School. He married Cindy Gilleylen, March 13, 1982. He served in the US Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist from December 1981 to August 1992. He was a Seaside Law Enforcement Officer beginning his employment there in December 1993. He enjoyed skiing and loved the ocean and sailing. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Yvonne Shadd of the home; a daughter, Sierra Whitney Shadd of Astoria; a son, Dawson Yukon Shadd of Astoria; his parents, Lee and Joann Shadd of Waldron; a sister, LeeAnn Brannon of Burke, Virginia; and a brother, Scott Alan Shadd of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Arrangements were under the direction of Hughes-Ransom Mortuary of Astoria, Oregon.

The Waldron News
10 October 2012
REV. DONNIE GENE SHADDON

Rev. Donnie Gene Shaddon went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was born August 23, 1947 in Dinuba, California to Edgar Shaddon and Rosie Belle (Prewett) Shaddon. Donnie was 65 years, 1 month and 9 days old. Donnie was a member of Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas. Rev. Donnie was a licensed minister who loved the Lord with all his heart and wanted to share Gods word with everyone he met. It's been said he was a very "Bold Witness" for the Lord. He was unequivocally a devoted Christian. When he was not working, Donnie enjoyed hunting and fishing. Donnie's love and care for his family was most evident. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren and the time he spent with them were his most treasured moments. Donnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 43 years, Geraldine (Judy) Shaddon of the home; two sons, Daniel Gene Shaddon of Greenwood, Arkansas and Adam Richard Shaddon and wife Kim of Russellville, Arkansas. Papa Donnie will forever be missed by three grandchildren, Garrett Shaddon, Ethan Shaddon and Riley Shaddon. Donnie is also survived by a twin sister Bonnie Dale of Banks, Oregon; three brothers, Lonnie Shaddon of Booneville, Arkansas; LeRoy Shaddon of Dover, Arkansas and Frank Shaddon of Waldron, Arkansas. Donnie was loved and will be missed by his extended family and friends. Donnie is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by two sisters, Shirley Shaddon and Gerleen Crossman and one brother Jim Shaddon. Donnie's life celebration was 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Donnie's pallbearers were Wade Shaddon, Josh Shaddon, Clinton Shaddon, Larry Justice, David Jones and Jerry Ray Hutchens. Honorary pallbearers were Buster Snellgroves and Coleman Haga.Donnie's visitation was Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Donnie's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
31 October 2007
ESTHER MAXINE SHADDON

Esther Maxine Shaddon, age 67, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 26, 2007 at her home. She was born April 13, 1940 in Boles, Arkansas to the late William Mack "Bink" Miner and the late Ruby Mae Pettit Miner. She was united in marriage to Billy G. Shaddon for 51 years. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Chant Lane Pentecostal Church in Y-City. Mrs. Shaddon was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Billy G. Shaddon of the home; three sons, Billy Max Shaddon of Waldron, AR, Johnny Ray Shaddon and wife Gail of Y-City, AR, and Mike Shaddon and wife Janet of Y-City, AR; three daughters, Donna Diann Cox- Hoofman and husband Dan of Little Rock, AR, Brenda Kay Funk and husband Steve of Green Forest, AR and Glanda Faye Woodard and husband Randall of Y-City, AR; one sister, Sharon Mae Pace and husband Mickey of Y-City, AR; brother, William "Jack" Miner and wife Joyce of Y-City, AR; 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bink and Ruby Miner, and infant twins, a brother and a sister. Funeral services were held Monday, October 29, 2007 at 2;00 p.m. at Chant Lane Pentecostal Church with Reverend Doyle Reynolds and Reverend Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment followed at Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
8 January 2003
RAYMOND SHANK

Raymond Harry Shank, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, December 30, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired auto mechanic and veteran of WWII and a member of Waldron First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 3, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Lamb Cemetery neary Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Barnett of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Sharon Hickman of Alamogordo, Arkansas; one son, Don Shank of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Ruby Lemarr of Owasso, Oklahoma; three grand- children and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
24 June 1998
WILLENE MAE SHANK

Willene Mae Shank, 71, of Waldron, died Thursday, June 18, 1998 in Fort Smith. She was a waitress and a Baptist. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola. Survivors include two daughters: Joyce Barnett, of Fort Smith and Sharon Hickman, of Alamogordo, New Mexico; one son, Don Shank, of Waldron; one sister, Jenice Morehead, of Waldron; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Eldred Tinder, J.D. Graham, Gene Barnett, J.D. Barnett, TilIis Buckeleu and Ray Shank. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
26 September 2012
JIMMY RONALD SHANNON

Jimmy Ronald Shannon, 61, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was a 1969 graduate of Waldron High School and a Navy Veteran. He is survived by his companion Gladys Lacy of Mena, Arkansas; three sons, Edgar Allen Shannon, Benjamin Sterling Shannon, Phillip Shannon; one daughter, Michelle Shannon; two sisters, Kathy Duncan of Waldron, Arkansas, Mary Rollins of Fort Worth, Texas; one aunt Charlene Smith of Fort Smith, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter Taylor and Myrtle Lucille (Lewis) Shannon. Visitation was Monday, September 24, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday September 25, 2012 at Lamb Cemetery with burial to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
26 May 1999
WALTER TAYLOR SHANNON

Walter Taylor Shannon, 80, of Waldron, died Friday, May 21, 1999 in Palestine, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was retired after 20 years of service with the Santa Fe Railroad. After retirement Mr. Shannon did hand engraving on guns. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Duncan of Palestine, Tex. and Mary Rollins of Fort Worth, Tex; one son, Jimmy Shannon of Tulsa, Okla; grandchildren: Donald Wayne Berry and Holli Payblas, both of Fort Worth, Tex., Stephanie Watkins and Jennifer Smith, both of Palestine, Tex., Michael Duncan of Waldron, Michelle Shannon of Convers, Georgia, Brandy Carnes of Conroe, Tex., Ben Shannon of Duncan, Okla. and Edgar Shannon of Tulsa, Okla. Pallbearers were Glen Dale Sparks, Jim Isham, Bob Bottoms, Shelby McEntire, Malvin McEntire and Clyde Hawkins. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
28 July 2004
CHRISTOPHER JAMES SHAW

Waldron--Memorial service for Christopher James Shaw, 37, of Waldron, Arkansas was held at 7:00 pm Sunday, July 25 at Waldron Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall. Christopher James Shaw passed away Friday, July 23 in a Fort Smith hospital. Mr. Shaw is survived by his mother, Janice Merrill of Los Angeles, California; three sisters, Terrie Crabtree of Waldron, Jerri Springstead of Bakersfield, California and Hope Phillips of Los Angeles, California; two brothers, Jesse Merrill of Arvin, California and Randy Shaw of Florida; nieces and nephews, Leanne Crabtree, Lacy Cooper, Cheyenne Crabtree, Michael Crabtree, Brandon Crabtree and Dakota Crabtree all of the home.

Scott County Times
14 August 2002
FLOYD LEE SHAW

Floyd Lee Shaw, 76, of Waldron died Tuesday, August 6, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired feed mill manager for Val-Mac Ind. and also retired from Wal-Mart. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Navy, and a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, August 8, 2002 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pearson Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Virgie; one daughter, Donna Engle of St. Louis, Missouri; 3 grandchildren, Shannon Slater of Waldron, Melissa Ingle of Waldron and Dianna Nordin of Clearwater, Florida; and 11 grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Montgomery, John Ingle, Mickey Slater, Manuel Berlange, Mike Yandell and William Brown.

The Waldron News
12 June 2013
REGINA KAY SHEARN

Regina Kay Shearn, the daughter of Frances J. Shearn and Juliana J. Schillinger was born November 12, 1952 and departed from this life on May 31, 2013 in Y City, Arkansas at the age of 61 years, 6 months and 19 days. Kay moved to Y City, Arkansas from Houston, Texas to get away from the hustle and bustle of big city life. She worked as a Special Education teacher at Kimmons Jr. High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Kay was a member of St. Jude's Cahtolic Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Kay had a special for for dogs. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and a beloved aunt in McAlester, Oklahoma. Kay is survived by a brother Michael Joseph Shearn and a sister, Julie Marie Shearn. The family of Vivian Sue Reimer and Regina Kay Shearn invite you to come by Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas on Friday, June 14, 2013 for a meet and greet memorial from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The family would like to meet their friends and acquaintances who shared their lives in Y City, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Disaster Relief Fund at Community National Bank.

The Waldron News
29 July 2009
JUDITH ELLEN SHEELEY
October 4, 1942 - July 27, 2009

Judith Ellen Sheeley, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 27, 2009 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was born October 4, 1942 in Greogery, South Dakota to the late Augusta Fiebelkorn and Mary Hansen. Judith is survived by her husband, Robert Sheeley of the home; two daughters, Susan L. Sheeley of Waldron, Arkansas, Cindy L. Sheeley of Waldron, Arkansas; four sons, Earl L. Sheeley of Waldron, Arkansas, Robert L. Sheeley of Waldron, Arkansas, William L. Sheeley of Waldron, Arkansas and Roger Sheeley of Waldron, Arkansas. She is also survived by ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Fiebelkorn of Arkansas; four sisters, Dorothy of Omaha, Nebraska, Joann Jackson of Lewis, Iowa, Alice Conrad of Harlan Iowa and Susan K. Walker of Panama City Beach, Florida. Judith's memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
2 March 2005
ETHAN RAY SHELBY

Ethan Ray Shelby, age 2, of Hackett, Arkansas died Saturday, February 26, 2005 in Hackett, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by his parents, Steven and Heather Shelby of the home; paternal grandparents. Ralph and Willa Mae Shelby of Grove, OK; maternal grandparents, Gary and Victoria Ramsey of Van Buren, AR; maternal great-grandmother, JoAnn Jones of Waldron, AR; three sisters, Brooklynn Moir, Makaylia Shelby and Alysia Shelby all of the home; one brother, Gavin Allen of the home. Pallbearers will be Ales Patton, James Lewis, David Shores, Don Pollock and Charley Patton.

The Waldron News
16 June 2010
LARRY SCOTT SHELTON

Larry Scott Shelton, 47 year old longtime Seminole County resident passed from this life Saturday, June 50 2010 at Seminole Medical Center following a motorcyle accident. He was born August 3, 1962 in Oklahoma City to parents Bobby Shelton and Christine (hawkins) Shelton. Larry graduated from Strothers High School. He later married Melissa Graves on February 5, 2001 in Cancun. Larry was currently working as the service manager at United Motors in Seminole. He had also worked for Gibbs-Stalling in Holdenville and Seminole Ford. Larry was a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church. He enjoyed race cars, riding motorcycles and he was an avid Dale Earnhart Sr. and Jr. fan. Larry took pride in his work and the cars that he worked on. Survivors include his father Bobby Shelton and his wife Betty of Oklahoma City; his wife of nine years Melissa (Graves) Shelton of the home; two sons, Chris Shelton and his wife Victoria Pereyra Shelton of Seminole and Kyle Shelton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two daughters, Jackie Shelton of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Scotlyn Analis Shelton of the home; one sister, Courtney Wyrick and her husband Mark of Seminole, Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Doris Graves and her husband Jerry Graves of Waldron, Arkansas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Rhonda Graves of Waldron, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Serinady Maleene Shelton, Blaiden Shane Shelton, Alexis Marie Shelton, Aaliyah Harmony Shelton, Zachariah Xavier Shelton and Austine Zapone; three nephews and one niece and a host of other family and friends. Larry is preceded in death by his mother Christine Shelton; one brother, Dale Austin Shelton; and one infant brother, Martin Lynn Shelton. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Seminole First Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma. Russell Vicars officiated the service. Interment followed at Little Cemetery north of Seminole. Casket bearers were: Bo Woodruff, Richard Dillon, Mark Echelle, Anthony Davidson, Tracy Sherfield, Rick Sullinger, David Brown and Beau Lindsey. Honorary casket bearers were: his motorcycle riding buddies. Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

The Waldron News
7 April 1999
LENA SHELTON

Lena Shelton, 80, of Heavener, Okla., died Tuesday, March 30, 1999 in Heavener. She was a long time resident of the area and a member of the Pentecostal faith. She was a retired nurses aid. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, in Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Panama, Okla. Survivors include seven daughters: Shirley Webb and Pricilla Harrison, both of Huntington, Rebecca Holt, of Marlow, Okla., Ruth Carnell, of Fremont, Calif., Dona Holland, of Tulsa, Okla., Bea Heydenreich, of Fort Smith and Martha Scott, of Heavener, Okla; two sons, Carl, of Heavener, Okla. and Randy, of Monroe, Okla; two sisters, Hazel King and Betty King, both of Phoenix, Ariz; 27 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, Okla. was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
21 March 2001
LYNN H. SHELTON

Lynn H. Shelton, age 84, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at the home of his daughter in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born November 18, 1916 in Vivian, Louisiana. He was the son of the late Charles Shelton and Eurtis Griffin Shelton. He graduated from high school in Artesia, New Mexico and worked in management positions for J.C. Penney Company for sixteen years. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as the minister for Churches of Christ in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska and Waldron, Arkansas for over fifty years. His final sermon was preached at the Crystal Springs Church of Christ last November. He was joined in these efforts by his wife of fifty-five years, the late Milta Newman Shelton. He is survived by his son, Victor L. Shelton and his wife Rita of Springfield, Missouri and his daughter Sherra Sue Shelton Phillips and her husband, Ronald W. Phillips of Little Rock; sister-in-law Jane Newman of Ft. Smith, AR; grandchildren, Jenny Lynn Dunagan and her husband Steven of Springfield, Missouri; Sunny Joy Park and her husband Michael of Lubbock, Texas; Justin Phillips and his fiancee Shauri Taskey; and Aaron Lynn Phillips all of Little Rock; and great grandson Brady Mac Dunnigan; and two nieces and a nephew. After retiring from the church at Waldron he moved to Little Rock. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. He married a very special lady four years ago, Bessie Brown Shelton, and with this marriage acquired a large and loving extended family which he counted as his own. Survivors are daughters, Carolyn Wright and her husband Wayne, Danita Hart and husband James, and Debbie Wright and husband Wally, all of the Little Rock area, six grandchildren, Tonya Hoffman, Andrea Collatt, Scott Wright, Jeremy Wright, Samantha Brooks, and Amanda Wright, and five great-grand- children, Brooks Wright, Drew Collatt, Zach Groves, A.J. Collatt and Clare Grace Wright. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and golfing buddies. He was proud of the fact that at the age of 82, he shot his age at the golf course. He had such knowledge of the Bible, a wonderful smile which conveyed care and kindness, concern and patience, a great shock of silver wavy hair and love for all whose lives he touched. He was "Grandpa Shelton" to Nicholas and Emilee Phillips, Lindsey Niesen and a lot of other children. Our bonds of family and friendship will be everlasting in Christ. A special thanks to Dr. Ralph Broadwater and his staff and the nurses and caretakers at University Hospital and the staff of the Surgery Oncology Clinic at Arkansas Cancer Research Center. A Memorial Service was held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17th, at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home. His cremated remains will be carried by his children for burial at Pinon, New Mexico. The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Homecare, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, the mission fund at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ or Central Arkansas Christian School.

The Waldron News
6 May 1998
MILDRED SHELTON

Mildred Shelton, 91, of Mansfield, died Monday, April 27, 1998 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was a nurse. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 1998 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Shady Point Cemetery in Shady Point, Oklahoma. Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Downey, of Mansfield; four grandchildren: Sharon, Karen, Becky and Tanya; 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Carl Shelton, Randy Shelton, Charlie Scott, Ron Shelton, Mitt Shelton and Wesley Heydenreich.

The Waldron News
4 June 2014
OTIS GARY SHELTON

Otis Gary Shelton, 70, Benton died Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Erie Chambers Shelton. Otis looked forward to having his morning coffee and play ball with his dog Buddy. He enjoyed being outdoors working in his garden and Crappie fishing. Otis loved his grandchildren and will be greatly missed. Survivors, sons, Travis Shelton, Fort Smith; Casey Shelton, Benton; daughters, Kerry Shelton, Benton; Holly Laird, Waldron, AR; Kasdy Shelton, Little Rock; sister, Rita McKalko, Michigan; nine grandchildren and his loving dog, Buddy. Cremation by Ashby Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held June 15th at 3:00 p.m. at Community Park Church, 4630 South Shobe Road, Bryant, Arkansas 72022.

The Waldron News
13 October 1999
WILLIAM VIRGIL "BILL" SHELTON

William Virgil "Bill" Shelton, 80, of Boles, Arkansas died on Monday, October 4, 1999 in a Little Rock hospital. He was a retired timber worker, a veteran of WWII and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 at Ouachita Missionary Baptist Church with burial at 3:30 p.m. at Big Cedar Cemetery in Big Cedar, Oklahoma under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Shelton of the home; one daughter, Darlene Warner of Jackson, CA; one son, Kent Morgan Shelton of Sutter Creek, CA; two step-sons, David Evans of Ink, AR and William Wilcox of Parks, AR; three sisters, Stella Kenner of Mt. Pine, AR; Lular Edge of Mt. Ida, AR and Charlott Ann Shumaker of San Antonio, TX; one brother, Arthur Shelton of Dierks, AR; one aunt, Novelta Davis of Big Cedar, OK; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Eugene Whisenhunt, Brad Whisenhunt, Mike Whisenhunt, Vernon Davis, David Davis and Lester Thompkins.

The Waldron News
31 October 2007
WILLIAM A. SHEPARD

William A. Shepard, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, October 25, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired welder. Memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Shepard of the home; five daughters, Margaret Broussard of Baton Rouge, LA, Sara Moody of Baton Rouge, LA, Nancy Tarber of Baton Rouge, LA, Jeri Allsion of Richmond, KY and Joni Walters of Oklahoma; three sons, Jeff Winey of Lafayette, LA, John Swiney of Lafayette, LA and Charlie Walton of Cameron, OK; one sister, Janet Calhoun of Houston, TX; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
4 February 1998
ANNIE JANE JOHNSTON SHERRILL

Annie Jane Johnston Sherrill, 93, of Bates died Sunday, February 1, 1998 in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3 at Weeks Cemetery in Bates. Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Kathleen Sanders, of Bates; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren: Ted Johnston, of Bates, Carl Johnston, Debbie Johnston, Kenny Johnston and Terry Johnston, all of Waldron, and Diana Hattabaugh, of Elm Park. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
26 June 2013
DONALD HARVEY SHERRILL

Donald Harvey Sherrill, 75, of Boles, Arkansas passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Donald was born May 15, 1938 to the late Leonard Lonzo and Violet Velma (Phillips) Sherrill in Dumas, Arkansas. Donald is survived by two sons: Billy Don Sherrill of Waldron, Timothy Bryan Sherrill and wife Phebe of Star City; six grandchildren: Nick Sherrill, Cassandra Sherrill, Georgia Sherrill, Christian Sherrill, Patience Sherrill, Ridge Robinson; one sister, Judy (Sherrill) and husband Jim Daw; one brother, L.D. Sherrill and wife Jan; one sister-in-law, Minnie Sherrill; one lifelong friend Janet Crocker and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. Donald is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Teddy Ray Sherrill. Visitation was from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery #3 under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Nick Sherrill, Sherman Stanley, T.J. Hamilton, Ridge Robinson, Andrew Garrett and Rick Harris.

The Waldron News
21 October 1998
DOROTHY MAXINE SHERRILL

Dorothy Maxine Sherrill, 82, of Waldron died Oct. 16, 1998 in her home. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a retired school maintenance worker. Funeral service was set for 10 a.m. Oct.19 at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron with burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Greta and Frank Allen of Mulberry, Arkansas; two sisters, Willa Mae Blackmon and Vineta Nelson both of Waldron; one brother, John Morris of Waldron; two grandchildren, Sean Allen, and Sherrilleta Allen Burnham; two great-grandchildren, Cole Allen and Cathy Allen. Pallbearers are Robert Blackmon, Duane Blackmon, Steve Chestnut, James Kopf, Albert, Lee Marcy, Troy Don Rippy, Roy Lee Rippy and Tony Blackmon. Honorary pallbearers are Sean Allen, Lewis Blackmon and Lyn Nelson.

Scott County Times
20 October 2004
ESTER K. JAMES SHERRILL

Ester Kinder James Sherrill, age 88, of Waldron died Thursday, October 14, 2004 in the Waldron Hospital. She was a homemaker and attended Scott County Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vance James and John Sherrill; a son, Marcus R. James and her parents, Maurice C. and Mary Van Della Caldwell Kinder. She is survived by two daughters, Sue Olaimey and husband Amal of Maumelle, Arkansas and Becky Wilkens and husband Virgil of Blue Ball, Arkansas; two step daughters, Jennie Barnes and Laverne Ridenhour; three sons, Ronnie and wife Von James of Blue Ball, Arkanas, Robert and wife Susan James of Olympia, Washington, Warren and wife Anne James of West Fork, Arkansas; one stepson, James Sherrill; five grandchildren, Rhonda James, Kelly James, Jay James, Sean James and Eric Wilkins; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Earl Ladd Cemetery with burial at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Eric Wilkins, Jay James, Kirk Dedmon, Jim Evans and Nelson Resch.

Scott County Times
16 February 2005
JIMMY SHERRILL

Jimmy Lee Sherrill, 54, of Bates, Arkansas died Wednesday, February 9, 2005 in his home. He was retired from Tyson Foods in Waldron and a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, one step-son, mother and father, grandmother and grandfather. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, February 11, 2005 at Weeks Church with burial at Weeks Cemetery near Bates, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Janis Sherrill of the home; two daughters, one step-daughter, Joyce Ann Larkin of Poteau, Oklahoma; one step-son, Christopher Landrum of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mary Stafford and Mona Smallwood both of Bates, Arkansas; seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Christopher Landrum, Aaron Duncan, Joe Stafford, Charley Abbott, James Kelley, Daniel Free, Caleb Free and Tommy Jo Burns. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Abbott, Larry Hill, Clarence Smallwood, Ralph Cagle and Harvey Parker.

Scott County Times
23 February 2005
JULIA SHERRILL

Julia Earnestine (Slater) Sherrill, age 84, of Waldron died Saturday, February 19, 2005 in her home. She was a member of the Lamb Church and retired from Tyson. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Sherrill of Waldron; six daughters, Wanda Ferguson, Mary Adams, Linda Hunt, Norene Trozzi, Judy Mahurin all of Waldron and Carolyn Wagner of Benton, Arkansas; two sons, Clifton Ray Slater of Waldron and Larry Slater of Greenwood; one half sister, Elsie of Booneville; one half brother, Chuck Wilson of Fort Smith; twenty-four grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at Lamb Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Terry Martin, Eric Adams, Murphy McEntire, Travis Slater and Brent Slater.

Scott County Times
20 July 2005
LARRY SHERRILL

Larry W. Sherrill, age 59, of Waldron died July 11, 2005 in Ft. Smith. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Larue; four sons, Jeffery Sherrill of Green Valley, Arizona, Scott Sherrill of Bay City, Texas, Michael Sherrill of Wharton, Texas and Jayson Sherrill of Poteau, Oklahoma; one sister, Betty Warren of Richwood, Texas; one brother, C.L. Sherrill, Sr. of Waxahachie, Texas; two granddaughters, Andrea and Alexis; five grandsons, Scotty, Derrick, Christopher, Justin and Kyle. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 14, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Weeks Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Lasiter, Vernon Woodard, Randall Fox, Clarence Smallwood, Jimmy Oswald and Jim Wilson.

The Waldron News
2 September 2009
LEONARD L. SHERRILL

Leonard L. Sherrill, 98, of Waldron, Arkansas died on August 29, 2009 in a Waldron nursing home. Mr. Sherrill was born August 24, 1911 in Waldron, Arkansas and the son of the late David Meeks Sherrill and Emily Abigail Slater Sherrill. Mr. Sherrill was a farmer and member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas, Arkansas. He was preceded by his wives, Violett Velma Phillips Sherrill and Julia Earnestine Slater Sherrill, five sisters and three brothers, a grandson, David Sherrill and four half sisters. Survivors include his sons, Leonard D. Sherrill of Shertz, Texas, Donald Sherrill, Boles, Arkansas and Teddy Ray Sherrill of Sanger, Texas and a daughter, Judy Doreen Daw of The Woodlands, Texas, two sisters, Ora M. Powell of Texas and Opal Phillips of Star City, Arkansas, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Family will receive friends during visitation on Monday, August 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home in Dumas, Arkansas. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas, Arkansas with the Rev. Julius Carter officiating followed by burial in Drake Cemetery, Star City, Arkansas under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home in Dumas, Arkansas. Local arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorials in his memory may be to charity of donor's choice.

The Waldron News
14 October 2009
MILDRED SHERRILL

Mildred Sherrill, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009 in a nursing home. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Rankin and husband Bobby of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; one son Richard Sherrill and wife Sarah of Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She is preceded in death by one husband, Joe C. Sherrill, one sister and four brothers. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Nazarene Church in Waldron with burial at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Steve Rankin, T.J. Rankin, Rick Johnson, Howard Pundt, Dustin Pundt and Danny Rhyne. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Pundt, Rustin Johnson, Michael King, Mark Sherrill.

Scott County Times
20 August 2003
WILLIAM SHERRILL

William N. "Bill" Sherrill age 78 of Bluffton died Thursday, August 14 at his son's home in Bluffton. Mr. Sherrill was born January 29, 1925 in Hon, Arkansas to the late David Meeks and Emily Abigail Slater Sherrill. He was an Army veteran, retired mechanic, a master Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge #123 in Bluffton, and the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church and a retired pastor of Pleasant Hill Community Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Sherrill. Survivors are five sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Debra Sherrill, Rick and Joyce Sherrill and Mike Sherrill all of Bluffton, Terry and Marilyn Sherrill of Waldron, Seth and Madaline Sherrill of Castroville, Texas; a brother, Leonard Sherrill of Blue Ball; two sisters, Ora Powell of Pine Bluff and Opal Phillips of Star City, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Services were held Monday, August 18, 2003, 10:00 am at the Wing Community Church with Terry Sherrill officiating. Interment was at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Bluffton by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Timothy, Scott, Travis, Nolan and Cody Sherrill and Mitch Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Alex Evans, Mitchell Evans and Darris Hill.

The Waldron News
23 September 2009
PAULINE SHIFLETT

Pauline Shiflett of Benton, AR formerly of Mansfield, AR was born on September 17, 1915 in Dayton, AR in Sebastian County. She was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Hurt. She died on September 15th, 2009 in Benton at the age of 93. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Fred Shiflett, three daughters, Shirley Wade, Bessie Logan and Freddie Porter; a son, James Shiflett; two brothers, Pete and Manuel Hurt; two grandsons and one granddaughter. Pauline is survived by her children, John Shiflett of Jacksonville, FL, Judy Hardin of Hartford, AR, Sharon Fox and husband Bill of Greenwood, Janet Slate and husband Don of Benton, AR, Jerry Shiflett and wife Cathy of Lake Bay, WA, Margaret Mergen and husband Bob of Mansfield, AR, and Mary Parsons and husband Bill of Mansfield, AR. She has 18 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She has many children other than her own and loved each and every one of them, especially Boleynn Wilson of Austin, TX. Funeral service was 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Coop Prairie Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, AR with John Casey and Vondall Davenpot officiating. Interment was in the Coop Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. Visitation will be Friday, September 18, 2009 from 6:00 pm thru 8:00 pm at the Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield, aR. Pallbearers were her grandsons Teddy Rupe, Eddie Rupe, Paul Slate, Kevin Slate, Mark Mergen and Cory McCain. Honorary pallbearers will be her many other grandsons and great grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice House, 23157 I 30, Bryant, AR 72022.

The Waldron News
29 August 2001
BOBBY JOE SHIPMAN

Bobby Joe Shipman, 59, of Mountain Pine, Arkansas died Saturday, August 25, 2001. He was born March 11, 1942 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was a member of Waldron Grove Community Church, a former pastor and Sunday School teacher and served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Belzora Shipman. He is survived by his wife Edna Shipman of Mountain Pine, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy & Leo Baker of Kalamazoo, MI and Lou Ann & Billy Whitman of Ft. Worth, TX; two sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby & Lisa Shipman of Booneville, AR and James Shipman of Mountain Pine, AR; two sisters, Joan Owens of Chicago, IL and Evelyn Saba of Bluebell, CT; one brother, Doyle R. Shipman of Seattle, WA; three grandsons, Bryan Shipman, Cordell James Shipman and Tyler Shipman; and two granddaughters, Holly Ray Whitman and Louise Annette Whitman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at Walnut Grove Community Church with Rev. Johnny Bratton and Rev. Roger Harper officiating. Burial was at Rock Springs Cemetery in Buckville, AR under the direction of Caruth Village Funeral Home. Full military honors were provided by Thaddeus H. Caraway VFW Post #2278 Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Charlie Paul Baisle, Earl Brunk, Edison Jones, Ronnie Turner, Jeff Waggoner and Jason Zeman. Honorary pallbearers were Hospice Home Care Nurses, members of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, members of Walnut Grove Community Church and members of Avant Community Church.

Scott County Times
13 April 2005
HOBERT SHOCKLEY

Funeral services for Hobert Shockley of Hobbs, New Mexico, were held Thursday, April 7, 2005 at Fellowship of Believers, Rev. David Matkins officiating. Burial at Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Mr. Shockley, 64, passed away at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1941 in Waldron, Arkansas to Ray and Lillie Shockley. Hobert owned and operated John Shockley Swabbing Services for many years. Most recently he was an exceptional carpenter. He built the beautiful church furniture for the church he attended, Fellowship of Believers. His greatest joys were time spent with family and the satisfaction of a job well done. He was a very generous man and always ready to lend a helping hand. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Helen of the home; one son, Johnny and wife Susan; one daughter Janet and husband Mark Maxwell all of Hobbs; one brother, Dewey Shockley of Farmington, New Mexico; two sisters, Joyce Maledon of Barling, Arkansas and Carolyn Hudgens of Waldron, Arkansas; two granddaughters, Stephanie and Ashley Shockley of Hobbs.

Scott County Times
29 December 2004
LILLIE SHOCKLEY

Lillie Shockley, born May 5, 1911 to William and Dora Sherrill. She married Ray Shockley December 24, 1932. Mom was a dedicated Christian and read her Bible and prayed daily. She was a member of Waldron Church of the Nazarene approximately 70 years. She taught Sunday School and was Missionary president for 21 years, also was youth and Bible School Director. She expired December 25, 2004 at the home of her children, Carolyn and Jimmy Hudgens. Survivors include Joyce Maledon of Barling, AR, Dewey and Joan Shockley of Farmington, NM, Hobert and Helen Shockley of Hobbs, NM, and Carolyn and Jimmy Hudgens of Waldron, AR. Grandchildren: Linda Maledon of Fort Smith, AR, Wesley Maledon of Barling, AR, Sherry and Raymond Maledon of Kermit, TX, Robert and Tanya Galavez of Farmington, NM, Kelly and Keith Shockley of Farmington, NM, Becky and Clay Stevens of Artesia, NM, Johnny and Susan Shockley of Hobbs, NM, Janet and Mark Maxwell of Hobbs, NM, Sammye Carnahan-Hudgens and Sheryl Addleman of Millington, TN, Sherrill and Dennis Jones of Waldron, AR, Shannon and Carrie Hudgens of Waldron, AR, and Sheldon and Mandy Hudgens of Waldron, AR; 26 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Special family, Bonnie Essman of Eunice, NM, Buck Darnell of McAlester, OK, and Wanda Young of Hobbs, NM. Special friend Diane Hopper of Mansfield, AR. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at the Waldron Church of the Nazarene with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers will be Robert Galavez, Kelly, Keith and Johnny Shockley, Raymond and Wesley Maledon, Shannon and Sheldon Hudgens, Clay Stevens and Mark Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Tanya Galavez, Becky Stevens, Sherry and Linda Maledon, Janet Maxwell, Sherrill Jones, Sammey Carnahan, Mandy and Carrie Hudgens, Susan Shockley and Sheryl Addleman.

Scott County Times
12 July 2000
VERNA SHOOK

Verna B. Shook, 92, of Waldron died Sunday, July 9, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired teacher, postal worker and member of the Waldron Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lincoln, Nebraska at 11 am Friday, July 14. Verna is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
16 April 2008
CAROLYN SUE SHORES

Carolyn Sue Shores, 52, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 14, 2008 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was an LPN. She is survived by her daughter, Stacy Shores and Randy Bossert of Waldron, AR; sister, Kathy Fruen and husband Howard of Hatfield, AR; three brothers, Rocky Goodwin, Mike Goodwin and wife Sharon, all of Waldron, and Jerry Don Goodwin and wife Barbra of Greenwood, AR. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron with interment in the Friendship Cemetery in Waldron, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. "Buddy" Shores and a son, Christopher Shores. Pallbearers will be Rick Black, Billy Shores, Justin Shores, Brian Gates, Bobby Joe Slater and W.L. Black. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Garrison, Floyd Brown and Kevin Brown.

Scott County Times
20 March 2002
CHRIS SHORES

Christopher "Porkchop" Shores, 25, of Boles, Arkansas died Saturday, March 16, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was the son of the late R.J. "Buddy" and Carolyn Shores. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He was a farm worker and also attended the Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church with burial at Friendship Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his mother Carolyn Shores of Boles; his grandfather Clifford Shores of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one sister and her husband, Stacy and Randy Bossert of Boles. Pallbearers were Brian Gates, William Shores, Austin Hunt, Floyd Brown, Jimmy Ray Sims and Chris Black. Honorary pallbearer was Shane Rose.

Scott County Times
4 August 2004
EFFIE SHORES

Effie Magnolia Shores, 97, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, July 31, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was the widow of Howell Shores. She attended the Square Rock Methodist Church and was a member of the Scott County Home Economist Club and the T.O.P.S. Club. She also attended the Scott County Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her three daughters, two grandchildren, six brothers and two sisters. She was retired from ARVAC. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Friday, August 6, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia and her husband Don Belding of Lake Havasu City, AZ; one brother, Famous and his wife Mary Hunter of Seligman, AZ; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
10 July 2013
FRANCES ABIGAIL (DEER) SHORES

Frances Abigail (Deer) Shores, better known as Gail, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas, surrounded by her loving family. Gail was born May 3, 1946 to Otis Deer and Wilma Leon (Drapier) Deer in Dumas, Arkansas. Gail was 67 years, 3 months and 2 days old. She was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. As a young girl of 14, Gail married the love of her life, Arnold. Together they have led an adventurous life starting on the day they married in 1961, in that little house on Highway 80. Although life is not always easy, Gail put her faith in God and they conquered each and every adversity. Gail was a strong Christian woman who loved to read her Bible. She enjoyed listening to the Gospel channel on television. But absolutely, her pastime and her passion was that for her family. She lived for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. There was always a handful or more at her home and she loved 'taking care of her grandbabies.' Gail leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 52 years, Arnold Shores of the home. Gail was a loving mother to her children: Randy Shores and wife Diane of Waldron, Arkansas, Otis Matthew Shores of Waldron, Arkansas, Brian Keith Shores of Waldron, Arkansas, Wesley Dewayne Shores and wife Jennifer of Greenwood, Arkansas, Darla Fay Shores of Waldron. Arkansas and Kristie Michelle McDaniel and husband Trent of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny Gail will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Katrina Shores, Amanda and Christopher Shores, Heather Shores, Cody Shores, Amber Shores, Farah Shores, Dustin Shores, Hannah Shores, Haylee Shores, Mercedes Shores, Jacob Shores, Trevor Shores, Amanda Shores, Caleb Shores, RayLan Morris Shores, Phillip Shores, Lacy Shores, Dawson Shores, Hayden Shores, Heaven McDaniel, Paige McDaniel, as well as three great-grandchildren: Daven Smith, Tade Shores and Tate Shores. Gail will also be missed by her siblings: Jimmy Deer, Louise Ault, Marion "Mutt" Deer and Coy Deer. Gail will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Gail is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Deer & Wilma Leon (Drapier) Deer; three sons, Billy Ray Shores, Phillip Lee Shores and Arnold Wayne Shores, and two brothers, Robert Deer and Bruce Deer. Gail's life celebrations were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Gail's pallbearers were Randy Shores, Wesley Shores, Otis Matthew Shores, Hayden Shores, Cody Shores and Dustin Shores. Honorary pallbearers were Trent McDaniel, Austin Hunt, Phillip Shores, Brian Gates and Jimmy Deer. Gail's visitation was Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 October 2013
HAROLD JUNIOR SHORES

Harold Junior Shores of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. "Junior" was bon March 28, 1942 to Sonny Shores and Laura (Brown) Shores in Harvey, Arkansas. Junior was 71 years, 6 months and 3 days old. Junior was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. On November 13, 1965, Harold Junior Shores married the love of his life, Shirley Marie Mahurin. Together they lived for 48 blissful years as sweethearts. They raised two children of their own and helped raise many others as they opened their home and hearts to everyone. Junior worked hard at the Charcoal Plant in Waldron for many years. After retirement, he enjoyed going down to the Rock Cafe and visiting with all the folks there. He could even be persuaded to sing a little gospel tune every now and again. However, his greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He treasured each priceless moment he was with everyone of them. Junior leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 48 years, Shirley Shores of the home, one daughter, Tammy Gates and husband Brian of Waldron, Arkansas and one son, Billy Shores and wife Connie of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Skyla Wagner of Van Buren, Arkansas, Shantel Gates of Waldron, Arkansas and Justin Shores of Waldron, Arkansas and step grandchildren: Chaynee Malone of Waldron, Arkansas, JT Rutledge of Texas and Kasey Rutledge of Texas, as well as seven great grandchildren. Junior will also be missed by one sister, Lorene Hale and husband Jamie of Waldron, Arkansas and one brother, Arnold Shores of Waldron, Arkansas, one sister in law, Sheila Cogburn and husband Joe of Amity, Arkansas and one special uncle and aunt, Bob and Peggy Shores. Junior will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Junior is preceded in death by his parents Sonny and Laura Shores, two brothers, Raymond Shores and Buddy Shores. Junior's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Brother Joe Cogburn officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Junior's pallbearers were Tyler Wagner, Rick Black, Randy Cogburn, Randy Shores, Austin Hunt and Matthew Shores. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Hale, James Hale, Rich Mahurin and Larry Shores. Junior's visitation was Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas, where Junior's famly received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
19 December 2007
HAROLD SHORES

Harold "Sonny" Shores, 86, of Royal, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 14, 2007 at a Waldron hospital. He was a retired truck driver, was a member of the Pentecostal Church, and a veteran of W.W.II. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2007 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Survived by his wife, Etta Richardson Shores of the home; one daughter, Lorene Hale and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Shirley Brown of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two sons, Arnold Shores and wife Gayle of Waldron, Arkanasas, Harold Shores, Jr. and wife Shirley of Waldron, Arkansas; one step-son, Ronnie Richardson of Royal, Arkansas; one sister, Loretha (Boots) Hathaway and husband Loyd of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Bobby Don and wife Peggy Shores of Waldron, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Shores, two sons, Raymond Lee Shores and Buddy Shores, and four grandchilfren; parents, Sam and Vonnie Shores. Pallbearers were Billy Shores, Justin Shores, Randy Shores, Rick Black, Wayne Henry, Wesley Shores. Honorary pallbearers were Austin Hunt and Jimmy Hale.

The Waldron News
28 November 2007
LINDA GAYLE SHORES

Linda Gayle Shores, 55, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 22, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. She was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and a homemaker. She battled cancer for five years and three months. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Waldron First Baptist Church with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Larry Shores of the home; one daughter, Angela Shores of the home; one grandson, Lewis Shores of the home; her mom and dad, Bob and Dorotha Lewis of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother, Robert Lewis of Fort Smith, Arkansas; nephew, Robby Lewis of Waldron, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Lewis Shores. Pallbearers were Robby Lewis, Keith Piles, John Ray, Joe Thomas, David Cheek, Larry Piles and Brent Ashford.

Scott County Times
12 September 2001
R.J. SHORES

R.J. "Buddy" Shores, 50, of Waldron died Saturday, September 8, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a charcoal plant manager, an Army veteran and a Pentecostal. He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Shores and a brother, Raymond Shores. Funeral services were at 3 pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God, with the burial at the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Stacy Shores and her husband, Randy Bossert of Waldron; son Christopher Shores of Waldron; father and stepmother, Sonny and Etta Shores of Royal, Arkansas; sister, Lorene Hale of Waldron; two brothers, Arnold and Junior Shores, both of Waldron, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Billy Shores, Rick Black, Randy Shores, Jimmy Ray Sims, Floyd Brown, and Brian Gates. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Black and W.L. Black. Viewing was 3 pm to 9 pm on Monday, September 10 at Martin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
27 September 2000
ROBERT SHORES

Robert Samuel Shores, 95, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, September 18, 2000 in the Waldron Nursing Home. He was a retired mill worker. Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday, September 21, 2000, at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one daughter, Louretha Hathaway of Waldron; two sons, Cliford Shores of Royal, Arkansas and Bobby Don Shores of St. Peters, Missouri; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim George, Jason Nelson, Larry Shores, Charley Tharp, Jerry Duran and Brandon Sparks.

The Waldron News
11 April 2012
SUZANNAH JANE SHORES

Suzannah Jane Shores, 25, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Suzannah is survived by her husband Raymond (Moe) Shores, two children, Dominic Lamion Shores, Hadley Grace Shores; mother Kathy abd step=father Neal Martin, father Sam and step-mother Melissa Callahan; five brothers: Chris Callahan, Zeke Owens, Alex Martin, Ethan Martin, Kaelin Martin; two sisters, Charlie Elizabeth Martin and Mackenzie Callahan. She is also survived by her grandparents, Billy and Billie Jones, Sam and Sue Callahan; mother and father-in-law, W.R. and Roberta Shore and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed the service at Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 8, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Chris Callahan, Zeke Owens, Alex Martin, Joe Richmond, Jarrod Dickens, J.D. Woodcock, Josh Kearney and Ben Chronister.

Scott County Times
23 March 2005
VONNIE SHORES

Vonnie Josephine Shores, 102, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 21, 2005 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by two husbands, 5 children, 3 step grandsons and 1 great step grandson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Pilot Prairie Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Louretta "Boots" Hathaway of Waldron; one son, Bobby Don Shores of Waldron and one step son, Sonny Shores of Royal, Arkansas; a host of nieces and nephews; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Everett Simpson, Jim Nelson, Eric Simpson, Charles Tharp, Larry Shores and Jason Nelson.

The Waldron News
18 December 2013
WILLIAM ROBERT (DUB) SHORES

William Robert (Dub) Shores, 70, of Waldron, Arkansas was called to his Heavenly Home on Monday, December 16, 2013. He was born March 13, 1943 to the late Bob and Bessie Shores in Harvey, Arkansas. On January 12, 1963 he married Roberta Clopton, his high school sweetheart, in Waldron where they made their home for over 50 years and raised four wonderful children. Dub attended the College of the Ozarks that same year. Afterwards Dub went on to work at the Waldron Furniture Factory. In 1978 he built and opened up his own upholstery shop, eventually expanding the business to include paint, body work and mechanics. He ran Shore's Upholstery Shop for almost 30 years until 1996, he left to pursue a new career in logging. In 2000, however, health stopped him in his tracks. Though he often suffered great physical pain, Dub was never one to complain; instead he focused on the positive things in life that mattered. Dub loved life, and enjoyed spending spare time spoiling his grandkids and great-grandkids, playing puzzles, watching sports and just visiting with friends and loved ones. He loved his family just as he loved his Lord, unconditionally. He leaves behind his beloved wife Roberta, his two daughters, Syreatha and Sonia along with their husbands Adolfo and Jud; two sons, Rufus and his wife Vicky and Lamion and late wife Suzannah; three sisters, Della Anglin and her husband Jerry, Debbie Oullette, Margaret Minton and one brother, Rickie Shores; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Bessie; his brothers, Malton and Cliston Shores; sister, Juanita Kimble and his daughter-in-law Suzannah Shores. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with cremation to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
2 June 2004
JAKE SHORTS

Jake Shorts, 18, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a student at Waldron High School. Graveside services were held 2:00 pm Saturday, May 29, 2004 at Oliver Cemetery with burial at Oliver Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements made under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his parents, Roy and Rebecca Shorts of Waldron; grandmother, Lois Bennett of Baker City, Oregon; two sisters, Amy and Sarah Shorts of Waldron; one brother, Travis and his wife Angie Shorts of Waldron; two nephews; one niece; and several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were Travis Shorts, Jeremy Metcalf, Jesse Eves, Ronnie Scantling, Johnny Essman and Matt Cagle. Honorary pallbearers were Johnnie Pope, Freddie Essman, Jerry Bob Metcalf and David Penner.

The Waldron News
13 July 2011
JOSEPH ELI SHORTS

Joseph Eli Shorts, infant son of Sarah Shorts passed from this life Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in Waldron Mercy Hospital. A private graveside funeral service will be held at the Oliver Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
10 March 1999
HAROLD EVERETT SHUCK

Harold Everett Shuck, 74, of Waldron, died Friday, March 5, 1999 in his home. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was retired from Arkansas Valley Electric Co-op Corporation. He was the widow of Avanell Bottoms Shuck who preceded him in death on December 22, 1996. Funeral service was on Monday, March 8 in Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include four daughters: Sandra Sisson, of Fordyce, Sharon Edison, Jean Shuck and Paula Ward, all of Waldron; one son, Jerry Shuck, of Bonnerdale; two sisters, Juanita Kelley, of Joplin, Missouri and Sue Ladd, of Hamburg; eight grandchildren: Jason Smith, Theresa Fagan, Matthew Metcalf, Jeremy Shuck, Leigh Pierson, Tonya Davis, Daniel Stewart, Anthony Ward; one great-grandchild, Emily Fagan. Pallbearers were Wayne Horn, Wayne Johnson, John Jameson, Gerald Ennis, Sam Callahan, Jimmy Dean Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Leon Nichols, Bill Wilkins, Dr. Russell Young and Kelley Langley. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
14 July 1999
KIMBERLY DIANE SHULL

Kimberly Diane Shull, 30, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Sunday, July 4, 1999, in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leroy and Monette Morgan and Troxie Taylor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, at Egypt Baptist Church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Doug Shull of the home; one daughter, Rande Hale of Mt. Moriah, AR; one step-daughter, Kathryn Shull of Fort Smith, AR; one son, Kevin Hale of Mt. Moriah, AR; one step-son, Seth Shull of Fort Smith, AR; her parents, Thomas and Kaye Taylor of Blue Ball, AR; her grandmother, Rachel Taylor of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Cheryl Woodrum and Kristy Pollard both of Blue Ball, AR; and one very special niece, Whitney Woodrum of Blue Ball, AR. Pallbearers were Terry Owens, Terry Solley, Steven Black, Billy Black, Ricky Bates and Terrell Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Scott, Dub Black, Bobby Ray Strunk and Chad Strunk.

The Waldron News
3 November 1999
LAURA ELLEN SHULTZ

Laura Ellen Shultz, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Sunday, October 31, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired LPN and a member of the Monette Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Monette Cemetery in Monette, Arkansas at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 4 under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Butch Hanna of Waldron, AR, one sister, Barbara Moore of Chandler, AZ; two brothers, James McGee of Paragould, AR and Charles McGee of Sun City, FL; and one grandchild, Joe Hanna of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
7 April 2010
WINNIE B. SILLS

Winnie B. Sills, 79, of Danville, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, March 31, 2010 in a Danville, Arkansas nursing home. She was born September 25, 1930 in Oklahoma to the late Rufus and Ester (Maddox) Banister. She was a retired bookkeeper, a member of the 1st Assembly of God in Plainview, Texas and Order of the Eastern Star in Plainview, Texas. Winnis is survived by one son, Ricky B. Sills and wife Tori of Yukon, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Kayla Sills of Yukon, Oklahoma, Casey sills of Yukon, Oklahoma; one sister, Shirley Limbocker of Danville, Arkansas; one niece, Glenda Limbocker Vaughn of Danville, Arkansas; two nephews, Wendell Limbocker of Danville, Arkansas, Wink Banister of Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Banister. Winnie's funeral service was held Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Egypt Freewill Baptist Church in Blue Ball, Arkansas with Rev. Earnest Lambert and Rev. Jackie Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Moore Memorial Garden in Arlington, Texas on Monday, April 5. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Winnie's pallbearers were Ronnie Lemons, Larry Gee, Leslie Vaughn, Christ Vaughn, Tony Vaughn and Jeffrey Vaughn.

The Waldron News
22 March 2000
ORVILLE DUANE SILSBY

Orville Duane Silsby, 79, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 13, 2000 near Waldron. He was a retired construction worker, veteran of WWII and a member of VFW. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Gina Silsby of Claremore, OK; one son, Charles Silsby of Florida; one sister, Gladys Graves of Morrow Bay, CA; a special friend, Pearl Owens of Waldron, AR; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
COY LEE SILVEY

Coy Lee Silvey, 32, of Sugar Loaf Community, died Saturday, March 13, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital due to an auto accident. He was a carpenter. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include his mother, Cloryce Cass, of Sugar Loaf; six sisters: Brenda Clinton, Josie Peterson and Linda Neal, all of Sugar Loaf, Sheila Clay, of Greenwood, Tawnyia Frasher, of Midland and Susan Horne, of Fort Smith; two brothers, Kevin Brock, of Greenwood and Albert Cass, of the home. Pallbearers were Vernie Burns, J.D. Clay, Evert Cunningham, Leroy Davis, Marc Wilkett and Michael McDonald. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
15 March 2000
OSCAR COYLE SILVEY

Oscar Coyle Silvey, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired logger and attended Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; two daughters, Linda Wimberly of Van Buren, AR and Louise Kuykendall of Fort Smith, AR; four sons, Charles, Roy "Bub," and Robert Silvey all of Waldron, AR and Ronnie Silvey of Booth, AR; one sister, Estalee Smokes of California; four brothers, Ernie and Ellis Silvey, both of Eugene, OR, Ray Silvey of Eagle Point, OR and Eldon Silvey of Prineville, OR; 17 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bobby Kuykendall, Duane Silvey, Mike Silvey, Chris Silvey, Hank Kuykendall, Darris Silvey, Kevin Silvey, Shawn Silvey, Brent Silvey, Steven Silvey and Dustin Silvey.

The Waldron News
26 September 2007
ROBERT WAYNE SILVEY

Robert Wayne Silvey, 62, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 17, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was a truck driver and of the Assembly of God faith. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the Packsaddle Church with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Anna of the home; two daughters, Tara Hill or Orlando, Florida, Lucretia Jo Reed and husband Paul of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Duane and wife Melanie of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and Mike of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Caylin Janae Silvey, Chance Dalton Silvey and Luke Joerdon Reed; three brothers, Charles of Waldron, Arkansas, Ronnie and wife Carla of Booth, Arkansas, and Bub and wife Debbie of Waldron, Arkansas; and one sister, Linda and husband Charles Wimberley of Van Buren, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ruby Silvey, and one sister, Louise Kuykendall. Pallbearers were Shawn Silvey, Derris Silvey, Bobby Kuykendall, Chris Silvey, Brent Silvey, Jimmy Wagner and Johnny Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Hank Kuykendall, Devin Silvey, Steven Silvey, Dustin Silvey, Jeremy Wilson, Marvin Wagner, Glen Dale Wagner, Larry Brown and Alford Brown.

Scott County Times
20 March 2002
RUBY SILVEY

Ruby Silvey, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Monday, March 11 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Waldron Assembly of God Church, and widow of Oscar Silvey. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 at the Waldron Assembly of God Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by two daughters, Louise Kuykendall of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Linda Wimberly of Van Buren, Arkansas; four sons, Charles Silvey, Roy "Bub" Silvey, Robert Silvey of Waldron, Arkansas and Ronnie Silvey of Boothe, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bobby Kuykendall, Duane Silvey, Mike Silvey, Chris Silvey, Hank Kuykendall, Darris Silvey, Kevin Silvey, Shawn Silvey, Brent Silvey, Steven Silvey and Dusin Silvey.

The Waldron News
29 December 2010
EUGENE FREDERICK SIMKINS

Williamsburg, Virginia---Eugene Frederick Simkins, a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, went home on Dec. 20, 2010. He was born on April 26, 1928 in Ketchum, OK to the late William B. Simkins and Gertrude (Garlington) Simkins. At a young age Gene's family relocated to Dooley (near Boles) AR, where his father farmed and operated a sawmill. Gene left home at the age of 15, learning the science and art of welding in shipyards during the War. In late 1945, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. He was one of the first service members to wear the blue of the US Air Force in 1947. He helped keep F86 Sabre jets available for many of the 24 aces of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing operating at Kimpo Airbase in Korea. During assignments in Germany, Ethiopia and England during the Cold War, Sergeant Simkins worked tirelessly to maintain fighter jets and the people who supported their operation. After a long and fruitful retirement in his home state of Arkansas, Gene and his wife, Dorothy, relocated to Virginia in 2005. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred, Katherine and Ruth and brothers, Bill, Roy, Bob and Glen. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; brother John and sister Joanne; sons, Hiram and wife Donna Simkins of Williamsburg, VA, and Russell and wife Betty Simkins of Stillwater, OK. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Patrick, Lucas, Gregory, Walton, Susan and April. The family held a private memorial service at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association.

The Waldron News
22 November 2000
REV. WILLIAM B. SIMKINS, JR.

Rev. William B. Simkins, Jr. went to his rest on Saturday, November 18, 2000. He was Associate Pastor, a Church Trustee and an inactive Deacon for Zion Baptist Church in Conway, AR. He was a member of the Faulkner County (S.B.C.) Association Executive Board. He was a retired Major for the U.S. Army. Mr. Simkins was born April 16, 1919 in Ramona, OK to his parents, William B. Simkins, Sr. and Gertrude Ann Garlington. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Overturf and Joyce Brown; one grandson, Tyler Brown; three sisters, Mildred Barker, Ruth Sims and Kathryn Mikles; two brothers, Bobby and Glen Simkins. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean (Britt) Simkins of Conway; two daughters, Ann Taylor of Hot Springs and Judy Taber of Conway; one son, William B. Simkins III of Conway; one sister, Joann Billy of Poteau, OK; three brothers, Gene Simkins of Conway, John Simkins of Pocola, OK and Roy Simkins of Southgate, CA; 17 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Griffin Leggett-Conway Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leroy Billy officiating. A graveside service was at 2:30 p.m. in Ft. Smith National Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandchildren. Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett-Conway Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
21 January 1998
GLADYS JUANITA SIMMANS

Gladys Juanita Simmans, 82, of Hartford died Thursday, January 15, 1998 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jones United Methodist Church in Hartford. She was preceded in death by one son, Carl Stoddard. Funeral services were held Monday, January 19, 1998 in Jones United Methodist Church with burial at Lake Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, Texas. Survivors include four daughters: Clara Hewitt, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Susan Harvey and Shannon Verlene Brown, both of Hartford and Carla Watts, of Norfolk, Virginia; one son, Jimmy Simmons, of Hartford; 11 grandchildren: Kitty, Elizabeth, Wayne, Todd, Randy, Shannon, Nicki, Carolyn, Michelle, Beverly and Riklie and 11 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
16 June 2010
CHARLES HUBERT SIMMONS

Charles Hubert Simmons, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, June 12, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Charles was born January 2, 1923 in Morrisville, Missouri to the late John William Simmons and Mayme Catherine (Thompson) Simmons. He was a retired millwright. He is preceded in death by the mother of his 3 children, Irene A. Simmons. Charles is survived by three daughters, Mickey Harris of Waldron, Arkansas, Charlotte Erxleben of Crockett, Texas, Pam Vangerud of Magnolia, Texas; eight grandchildren, Jason Erxleben, Jerry Robertson, Devin Erxleben, Tommy Holloway, Travis Erxleben all of Texas, Jeffery Manning, Jr., Michael Manning, Dayna Manning, all of Arkansas; 10 great- grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers. Charles will have a private memorial service at a later date. Arranements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
26 July 2006
IRENE SIMMONS

Irene Simmons, age 83, of Houston passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006. She is survived by Charlotte and Al Erxleben of Spring, Pamela Robertson and Dennis Vangerud of Magnolia, Mickey and Bruce Harris of Waldron, AR; her grandchildren, Jason and Samantha Erxleben, Jeffery and Erica Manning, Jr. Jerry and Tina Robertson, Michael and Alina Manning, Tommy and April Holloway, Devin Erxleben and Deanna Kramer, Dayna Manning, Travis Erxleben and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her former husband, Charles Simmons and special family friends, James Cater and Jeff Manning, Sr. Funeral services were held in Chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Erxleben, Jeffery Manning, Jr., Jerry Robertson, Michael Manning, Devin Erxleben and Travis Erxleben.

The Waldron News
5 January 2000
RAY SIMMONS

Ray Simmons, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, December 31 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2000 with burial following at Bush Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; one son, Larry Simmons; two sisters, Sue Rosamon of Jacksonville, TX and Dorothy Kerr of Franklin, TX; and one brother, George Simmons of Palestine, TX.

Scott County Times
17 July 2002
ETOYLE ALLIE PARSONS SIMPSON

Booneville--Graveside services for Etoyle Allie Parsons Simpson, 76, of Booneville were held Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 2 pm at Dooley Cemetery at Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mrs. Simpson died Saturday, July 13, 2002 at her home. She was a retired cook and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include five daughters, Donna Katherine Hammer of Canyon City, Colorado, Brenda Louise Shackelford of Van Buren, Dianna Judson of Billings, Montana, Pamela Jean Rutledge of Pueblo, Colorado and Cynthia Ann Cinkosky of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four sister, Ivonne Morris of Waldron, Verna Whitson of Booneville, and Corinne Sheppard and Doris Beschoner both of Fort Smith; three brothers, Denver Parsons of Waldron and Hugh Wayne Parsons and Winfred Parsons both of Freedom community; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
13 September 2006
JUNIOR SIMPSON

Junior Simpson, 78, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, September 8, 2006 in his home. He was a retired poultry farmer, did lawn maintenance and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery #2 in Abbott, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by his wife, Gladys of the home; four daughters, Pamela Able of Vilonia, Sharon Welch of Greenwood, Debra Kern and Shelley Welch of Waldron; four sons, Steve Simpson of Jacksonville, AR, Mike Simpson of Mayflower, Randall Welch of Mansfield and Scott Welch of Waldron; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Steve Simpson, Scott Welch, Caleb Free, Benjamin Simpson, Black Simpson and Robert Simpson.

Scott County Times
3 March 2004
LOEVA EVELYN SIMPSON

Mansfield--Funeral services for Loeva Evelyn Simpson, 88, of Mansfield were held Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery at Abbott under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mrs. Simpson died Monday, March 1, 2004 at a Ft. Smith nursing home. She was a retired clerk for a dry cleaners, a protestant and the widow of James Fred Simpson. Survivors include two sons, James C. Simpson of Mansfield and Victor Simpson of West Fork; a sister, Nona Lee Little of Mansfield; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brad Fry, Lloyd Leister, Brian Ketchum, Bryan Crump, Simon Sandeoval and Charley Little.

The Waldron News
6 April 2011
MABLE ESTALEE (LUSTER) SIMPSON

Mable Estalee (Luster) Simpson, 80, of Waldron, AR moved on to Glory Monday, March 28, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Estalee was born June 30, 1930 in DeQueen, AR to the late James Edward Luster and Sally (Bradley) Luster. Estalee spent most of her life in the DeQueen and Wickes area, and then moved to Waldron in 1995. She was a Christian and of the Pentecostal faith. She was a member of the New Life Center in Waldron and also attended Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. She loved the Lord with her whole heart and her mission in life was to tell people about Jesus and make sure they knew Him as their Lord and Savior. She also had a heart for those in need and helped many through her volunteer work at the Salvation Army in DeQueen and The Christian Outlet Store in Waldron. She was an ordained minister and owner and operator of the Wickes Cafe in Wickes, AR for many years. Estalee is survived by two daughters, Gayle (Robertson) Rains of Hughes, AR and Joni (Robertson) Essman and husband Gerald of Waldron, AR; one brother, Louis Luster of Perryville, MO; four sisters, Norine Nelson of Fort Morgan, Co, Gwendolyn Hughes of Inglewood, CA, Dorothy Nipp of Lubbock, TX and Lena Brown of Farmington, AR; three step-children, James Simpson and wife Margaret of DeQueen, Mary Simpson of DeQueen, and Bobby Simpson; five grandchildren, Billy Rains of Hughes, AR, Danny Rains and wife Kim of Hughes, AR, LaDonna Evans and husband Dave of Dardanelle, AR, Michelle Miller of Greenwood, AR, Amy Sharum and husband James of Greenwood. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Edward and Sally Luster, her first husband William E. (Preacher) Robertson, and husband Jessie L. Simpson; granddaughters, Melissa Wyvonne Autrey, Anette Essman and Meagan Alyssa Scantling; grandson Sean Wesley Miller; brothers, Ira Beam, Amos Luster, Elbert Luster and Hollis Luster; sisters, Irene Taylor, Bessie Maines; step-children, Gladys Johnson, Eula May Green, Pauline Lyle, Paul Robertson, Ernest Robertson and Henry Robertson. Estalee's funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Chapel Hill Cemetery in DeQueen, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Jerry Isham officiating. Interment followed in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in DeQueen. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Mable's pallbearers were Dale Sparks, Brandon Nelson, Bob Ammons, Heath Hatton, Chad Henderson and Dave Evans. Her visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The Waldron News
26 May 2010
SAMUEL CHESTER SIMPSON, JR.

Samuel Chester Simpson, Jr., 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, May 24, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. Samuel was born July 13, 1926 in Abbott, Arkansas to the late Samuel Chester Simpson, Sr. and Dicie Lee (Smith) Simpson. He was an U.S. Navy veteran for eleven years and served in World War II in the South Pacific and England and served thirteen years in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam, SAC and Guam. He was a member of the American Legion, lifetime member of the NRA and volunteer at the Waldron Nursing Center. Samuel is survived by his wife of 53 years Virginia (Easton) Simpson of the home; several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron. Memorials may be made in Samuel's memory to the Activity Department at the Waldron Nursing Center, P.O. Box 2230, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
5 November 2003
REV. V.W. SIMPSON

Waldron--Rev. V.W. Simpson, 88, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 29, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a Baptist minister and veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Hon Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 8:30 am Friday, October 31, 2003 at Hon Baptist Church with burial at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Vergie Simpson; one son, Harry Simpson of Nacona, Texas; two sisters, Ruby Riley of Hartford, Arkansas and Anna Bess Ford of Huntington, Arkansas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jerrel Plummer, Junior Long, Bob Doyle, L.D. Doyle, Bill Tull and Larry Long.

The Waldron News
1 April 1998
BELMA "DOLL" M. SIMS

Belma "Doll" M. Sims, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma died March 24, 1998 in Oklahoma City at the age of 90. She was born March 24, 1908 to Charles and Cora Winkler in Wheeling, West Virginia. She lived in Waldron before moving to Oklahoma City in 1988. She was a member of the Methodist faith. Doll is survived by nieces: Betty Tiner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Maxine London of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jerri Bailey, of Dawsonville, Georgia; nephew Jack Winkler and wife Pamela of Norfolk, England; sister-in-law, Allie Winkler, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Doll was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Sims, two sisters, seven brothers and her parents. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 1998 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron with Reverend Pat Ray Biggs officiating.

The Waldron News
21 July 2010
BUDDY RAY SIMS

Buddy Ray Sims, 72, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, July 16, 2010 in a Fayetteville, Arkansas hospital. Buddy was born August 4, 1937 in Boles, Arkansas to the late Hub and Dovie (Watson) Sims. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. Buddy is survived by his three sons, Jimmy Ray Sims, Russell Sims, Mike Sims all of Boles, Arkansas; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five sisters, Evelyn Blalock of Waldron, Arkansas, Catherine Pace of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jean Barker of Boles, Arkansas, Betty Payne of Boles, Arkansas, Sue Watkins of Mena, Arkansas, and one brother Doug Sims of Boles, Arkansas. Buddy's funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Buddy's pallbearers were Jimmy Ray Sims, Doug Sims, Ronald L. Bruton, Clyde Payne, Josh Sims and John Barker. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and old friends.

The Waldron News
31 January 2007
CHARLES RAY SIMS

Charles Ray Sims, 66, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Monday, January 22, 2007 in his home. He was a retired factory worker. Graveside service was at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2007 in Coop Praririe Cemetery in Mansfield with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. He is survived by one sister, Pat Cole of Greenwood, Arkansas and two brothers, J.D. Sims and Danny H. Sims, both of Waldron, Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were his nephews.

The Waldron News
24 May 2006
M. ISABELLE FARMER-SIMS

M. Isabelle Farmer-Sims, 95, of Oroville, CA died Friday, May 12, in Oroville. Isabelle was born in Waldron and graduated from Waldron High School in 1928. She attended teachers college in Oklahoma and taught for two years after that. In 1934 she moved to Phoenix, Arizona and married R. Lyle Sims who she had met in Waldron. Isabelle is survived by two sons, Jim and Don Sims and by three daughters, Roberta Lee Sims, Mary Dee Sims and Sarah Haworth. Isabelle will also be remembered by two nieces, Maureen Brigance, Melissa Bingham and her nephew, Mike Farmer, all of Waldron.

Scott County Times
6 February 2002
OMER SIMS

William Omer Sims Sr., 80, of Howe died Monday, January 21, 2002, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman, Texas. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 24 in Waldo Funeral Chapel in Sherman. The Rev. Roger Tidwell of the First Baptist Church of Howe officiated. Pastor Leroy Bill delivered the eulogy. Burial was at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Sims was born on September 5, 1921 in Boles, Arkansas, the son of Herbert and Dove Watson Sims. He graduated from schools in Boles, Arkansas. He married Ruth Simkins on November 7, 1946 in Waldron, Arkansas. Omer Sims fought in the Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion during World War II, serving in the Philippines and Australia. In 1952, he joined Johnson and Johnson and worked as a mechanic until his retirement in 1987. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Howe and the Disabled American Veterans. Pallbearers will be Tony Freeman, Hank Skaggs, Timmy Skaggs, Jamie Freeman, Zachary Sims and Dean Skaggs. Surviving are his daughters, Lynda Langley and husband Ron of Hereford, Arizona and Pam Skaggs and husband Dean of Howe; sisters, Betty Payne of Boles, Arkansas, Evelyn Crawley and husband Bud of Boles, Arkansas, Catherine Pace and husband Tommy of Delray Beach, Florida, Jean Barker of Boles, Arkansas, and Sue Watkins and husband L.J. of Mena, Arkansas; brothers, Buddy Ray Sims and Doug Sims and wife Gwinda, all of Boles, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 1999, and a son, Willie Sims Jr. in 2000. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 735, Sherman, Texas 75091.

The Waldron News
7 October 1998
TRACY LYNN SIMS

Tracy Lynn Sims, 30, of Waldron, died Monday, September 28,1998 in Waldron in an auto accident. She was an airplane mechanic and a Baptist. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 1 at the Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Pearson Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Jamie Sims; two daughters: Andrea Lynn and Ashley Michelle Sims, of the home; one son, Aaron Michael Sims, of the home; parents: Kathy Howard, of Waldron and Ed Howard, of Waldron; maternal grandparents: Nova and Elva Houston, of Waldron; paternal grandfather, Arnold Howard, of Y-City; one sister, Lisa Howard, of Waldron; two brothers: Jamie Howard and Sean Howard, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Tommy Yandell, Mike Sims, Don Yandell, Russell Sims, Gail Howard and Brandon Houston. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
9 January 2002
CLAUDE SINGLETON

Claude Singleton, age 91, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 5, 2002 in Fort Smith. He was born September 14, 1910 in Oden, Arkansas to the late Zef D. Singleton and the late Ida Posey Singleton. On March 9, 1930 he was united in marriage to his wife Mattie in Nella, Arkansas. He served in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Singleton was a truck driver by profession. He is survived by five sons, Herman, Lee and Vernal all of Boles, Earl D. of Willits, California and Rilday Singleton of Tuolumne, California; one sister, Louvinia Harvey of Texarkana, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son Herbert and his daughter Julitte. Graveside memorial service will be held Friday, January 11 at 1:00 pm at Chant Cemetery in Y-City with Reverend Mike Shaddon officiating. Arrangements will be under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
GRACE LOU SINGLETON

Grace Lou Singleton, 63, of Boles, Arkansas, died Friday, December 24, 1999 in her home. She was a homemaker. A Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 1999 at Chant Pentecostal Church of God. Her body was cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Herman Singleton of the home; five daughters, Virginia Jones of Tulare, CA, Denise Hines of Y-City, AR, Patricia Hegwood of Houston, TX, Melody Chorley of Janesville, CA and Stacy Willingham of Y-City, AR; three sons, Harvey Hargis and Herman J. Singleton both of Y-City, AR, and Kenneth Singleton of Waldron, AR; her mother, Iona Burns of San Diego, CA; five sisters, Charlotte Hargis of Tulare, CA, Darolyn Gaylor of Texas, Ardrey Frary of Tulare, CA, Carol Sue and Sherry Kelly of San Diego, CA; three brothers, Samuel Burns of Cave Junction, OR, Robert Bryant of Clover Dale, CA and Gaylin Bryant; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
14 February 2007
OPAL SKEEN

Graveside services for Opal Skeen, 92, of Arkansas, formerly of Neches, were held on Monday, Feb. 5 in Neches City Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Grasty officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. She died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 in an Arkansas nursing home. She was born October 25, 1914 at Neches to Rufus Hallmark McDonald and Clifford Evans McDonald. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Neches. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otho Woodrow "Dutch" Skeen who died in 2002; and two sisters, Jessie Burke and Julia Dickerson. Mrs. Skeen is survived by a son, Jerry Skeen and wife Donnie of Waldron, AR; two grandchildren, James and Travis Skeen; and three great grandchildren, Travis Ray Skeen, Hayden Skeen and Marshall Skeen.

Scott County Times
18 May 2005
BILLY SKINNER

Billy W. Skinner, age 69, of Choctaw, Oklahoma died Tuesday, May 10, 2005 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A retired civil service employee at Tinker AFB and a member of the stained glass association of Oklahoma. He is survived by Bobbie of the home; one sister, Joyce Page of Waldron and one brother, Robert Skinner of Rockchester, Washington. Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 13, 2005 at Weeks Cemetery with burial in Weeks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Caleb Free, Josh Free, Daniel Free, Tommy Joe Robinson, Buster Snellgrove and Dewey Hatcher.

The Waldron News
11 July 2012
ELLA MAXINE SLAGLE

Ella Maxine Slagle, age 93, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Mena. She was born January 30, 1919 in Boles, Arkansas to the late Arthur Keener and the late Frona Gibson Keener. She was united in marriage to the late Buster Laird until his passing and then to the late Ace Slagle. She was a nursing home cook and was a loving sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by brothers, Hershel Keener of Seattle, Washington, Dale Keener of Y-City, Arkansas, sister Nola Fay Chatham of Mena, Arkansas, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Frona Keener, her husbands, Buster Laird and Ace Slagle, brothers Leo and Thurman Keener and sisters Lessie Slagle, Buena Fisher, Marie Jennings, Sada Keener and Minnie Bates. Funeral services were Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness at Waldron with Elder Charles Maxwell officiating. Interment followed in Chant Cemetery at Y-City under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was general. Pallbearers were Marvin Ward, Mike Norman, Josh Sims, Dale Charlson, Doug White and Roy Alexander. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Cole, David Slagle and Robert Slagle.

The Waldron News
21 June 2006
LESSIE JUANITA SLAGLE

Lessie Juanita Slagle, 89, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 17, 2006 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Boles Southern Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, LouElla Wright of Y-City, AR, Treva Harberson of Y-City, AR; two sons, Bob Slagle of Y-City, AR and Bill Slagle of Boles, AR; 10 grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, and two step-great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hershell Keener of Auburn, Washington, Dale Keener of Y-City, AR; two sisters, Alice Slagle of Y-City, AR and Nola Faye of Mena, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Slagle and a granddaughter, Diann Brewer. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Robert Slagle, David Slagle, Chuck Wright, Steve Wright, Philip Dugan and Bobby Cecil. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Brewer and David Bottoms.

The Waldron News
27 August 2008
SHARON SLAGLE

Sharon Kay Slagle, 61, of Y-City, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 22, 2008 at her home. Sharon was born in Parks, Arkansas on August 25, 1946, the daughter of the late Curtis and Allie (Hawkins) Johnson. She was a member of Boles Southern Baptist Church and was retired from the Area Agency on Aging. She loved her flowers and hanging wall paper.Sharon is survived by her husband Bob Slagle of the home; three daughters, Melinda Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas, Lisa McEntire of Greenwood, Arkansas, Glenda Lennier of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one son, Robert Slagle of Boles, Arkansas. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sharon is also survived by one sister, Charlene Hill of Greenwood, Arkansas and one brother, Jerry Johnson of Pine Top, AZ. Funeral service was at the Boles Southern Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26th, with the Rev. Billy Maxey officiating with interment in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Taylor McEntire, Bradley Rhyne, Derek Richmond, Chance Slagle, Robert Slagle, Larry Denton, Ken Lennier and Chuck Wright.

Scott County Times
14 September 2005
MARY SLATE

Mary Henri Morgan Slate, 84, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2005 in a Greenwood nursing home. She was born May 16, 1921 in Abbott, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Grove #2 Baptist Church. She was the widow of Rufus Slate. Funeral services were held at 10:30 am Friday at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery in Abbott under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one son, Carroll Slate and wife Leona of Mansfield, Arkansas; one sister, Sue Robbins of Huntington, Arkansas; one brother, Jim Morgan of Palm Springs, California; three granddaughters, Sandy Adams and husband Kenneth of Charleston, Arkansas, Sherrell Boulter and Melissa Slate of Mansfield, Arkansas; two great grandsons, Cody Johnson and wife Angela of Mansfield, and Matt Adams of Charleston, Arkansas; one great-great grandson, Isaac Johnson of Mansfield, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Adams, Cody Johnson, Kenneth Adams, Jake Jr. Slate, Larry Harris and Doug Graves.

The Waldron News
21 November 2012
MARY ALICE (BOWLES) SLATEN

Mary Alice (Bowles) Slaten of Boles, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary was born September 22, 1936 to William Bowles and Elcie (Vegas) Bowles in Boles, Arkansas. Mary was an active member of Evening Shade Baptist Church where she was the song leader. Mary was very involved in her church community. She loved to read, and spend time with family and friends. Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Sherry Slaten of Waldron, Arkansas, and three sons, Buddy Slaten of Waldron, Arkansas, Bobby Slaten of Saudi Arabia, and Patrick Slaten and wife Kim of Pocola, Oklahoma. Mary is also survived by a long time companion, Jack Bard. "Granny" will also be forever remembered by her grandchildren, Genesis (Ginger) Hobbs, James (Bubba) Slaten, Jeremy Slaten, all of Waldron, Arkansas, Mindi Lynn and Lindsey Bishop of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, and Jessica Pero, Brianna, Dakota and Emily Slaten of Pocola, Oklahoma. Granny was also blessed with ten great grandchildren. Mary will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, friends and loved ones. Mary is preceded in death by her husband E.J. Slaten and her parents, William and Elcie Bowles, one son, James Slaten, two sisters, Edna and Virginia, two brothers, George Bowles and Billy Bowles. Mary's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Evening Shade Baptist Church near Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Charles Whedbee and Rev. Collin Lane officiating. Interment followed in the Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary's pallbearers were Patrick Slaten, Buddy Slaten, Bubba Slaten, Jeremy Slaten, Johnny Murray and Dale Kopf. Honorary pallbearer was Jack Bard. Mary's visitation was Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
7 January 2004
BILLY JOE SLATER

Billy Joe Slater of Y City, Arkansas died Friday, December 26, 2003 in Ft. Smith. He was born September 3, 1963 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Lee Joe Slater and the late Barbara Lou Denny Slater, his age being 40 years, 3 months and 20 days. He was united in marriage on November 5, 1984 in Waldron to Cynthia Howell. He was a logger by profession and a member of the New Life Center in Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Slater of Y-City, Arkansas; one daughter, Sharon and her husband James Singleton of Y-City, Arkansas; two step-sons, Chris Darnell and Shawn Darnell both of Y-City, Arkansas; two brothers, Roger and his wife Raelene Slater of Waldron and Bobby Joe and his wife Jolinda Slater of Waldron; one sister, Vickie Ann Jackson of Waldron; two grandchildren, Whitney and Billy Joe Singleton of Y-City, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 5, 2003 in the New Life Center in Waldron with Bro. Jim Isham officiating. Interment will be in the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers were Chris Darnell, Shawn Darnell, Joseph Hattabaugh, Charles Dickens, B.J. Harrison and Brandon Harrison. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Horn, Mark Slater, T.J. Billy, Dustin Billy, Robert Slater and Debo Slater.

Scott County Times
26 November 2003
BRUCE SLATER

Waldron--Bruce Slater, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, November 22, 2003 in his home. He was a retired farmer and a veteran. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm November 24, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Inez Slater of the home; three sisters, Dorothy Hawkins of Charleston, Arkansas, Virginia Woods of Barling, Arkansas and Katie McAlester of North Carolina. Pallbearers were Bill Franklin, Buel Watts, Jerry McCafferty, Dalton Hawkins, Joe Clifford and Bob Everly.

Scott County Times
12 June 2002
DONALD RAY SLATER

Waldron-Funeral services for Donald Ray Slater, 54, of Waldron will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 2 pm at New Life Center. Burial will follow at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Slater died Saturday, June 8, 2002 in a Fayetteville hospital. He was a Viet Nam veteran, attended the New Life Center and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Slater May of Waldron; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald Lee and Jessica Slater of Waldron, Samuel and Amy Slater of Waldron and Herbert Benjamin Isaac Slater of Acorn; three sisters, Jeweline Lovett of Waldron, Wilma Smith of Waldron and Eva Denny of Des Moines, Iowa; and grandchildren Seth Slater, Trey Slater, Adrianna Slater and Samantha Slater.

Scott County Times
19 June 2002
DONALD SLATER

Funeral services for Donald Ray Slater, 54, of Waldron were held Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 2 pm at New Life Center. Burial followed at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Slater died Saturday, June 8, 2002 in a Fayetteville hospital. He was a Viet Nam veteran, attended the New Life Center and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Slater May of Waldron; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald Lee and Jessica Slater of Waldron, Samuel and Amy Slater of Waldron and Herbert Benjamin Isaac Slater of Acorn; three sisters, Jeweline Lovett of Waldron, Wilma Smith of Waldron and Eva Denny of Des Moines, Iowa; and grandchildren Seth Slater, Trey Slater, Adrianna Slater and Samantha Slater. Pallbearers were Bobby Joe Slater, Billy Joe Slater, Robert Slater, Debo Slater, Bob Lovett, Hersheal Lovett, Brent Smith and Roger Slater. Honorary pallbearers Bill Lovett, Jim Lovett, Terry Denny, Rick Denny, James Lee Denny, Herman Balentine, Corky Balentine, Jerry Smith and Bob Smith.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
JOYCE FERN SLATER

Joyce Fern Slater of Harvey, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Joyce was born July 9, 1943 in Waldron, Arkansas to Joe Franklin and Martha Jane (Hall) Mercer. Joyce was 69 years, 5 months and 27 days old. Joyce was a member of the Story Church of God. Even though Joyce and Charles were both from Waldron and only one month apart in age, they had never met before. After both moved to California, ironically they were introduced at a BBQ at a mutual friends. They began to date immediately. Charles decided to return to Arkansas only to continue a long distance relationship with Joyce. After correspondence by letter back and forth, Joyce boldly asked Charles if he was gonna marry her. His reply was "Of Course." To which she replied, "Then come get me"...so he did. They then married on August 16, 1962 and just celebrated 50 wonderful years together. Joyce loved to read, play video games, play cards as well as sew and quilt. However, her time with her family was her most treasured of all. Joyce leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 50 years, Charles Slater of the home; two daughters, Brookie Slater of Danville, Arkansas, Kelly King and husband Robert of Danville, Arkansas. Nana will also be missed by her nine grandchildren, Austin Burrow, Cody Burrow, Hollie Morrow, Dakota Morrow, Eden King, Isabella Dombi, Heather King, Matthew Fleming and Mason Slater. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Franklin and Martha Jane Mercer; one sister, Joann Mercer and one brother, Loyd Mercer. Joyce's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Underwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Joyce's pallbearers will be Mark Slater, Lynn Slater, Mickey Slater, Frankie Inklebarger, Justin Hayden and Eddie Hayden. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Wells and Robert King. Joyce's visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
8 December 2004
INEZ SLATER

Inez Slater, age 85, of Waldron died Saturday, December 4, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, member of Parks Baptist Church and widow of Bruce Slater. She is survived by one sister, Vern Isom of Waldron; one niece, Hazel Martin; two nephews, John Anderson and Hershel Leach. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Henry Bell Thompson, Billy John Franklin, Thurman Franklin, Dalton Hawkins, Bob Everly and Joe Everly.

The Waldron News
20 January 2010
M. SUE SLATER

M. Sue Slater, 68, of Waldron passed from this life Friday, January 15, 2010 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 15, 1941 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late James Claudie Sehorn and Addie Lou (Goddard) Sehorn. She was a homemaker and attended the Waldron First Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, C.R. "Hambone" Slater of the home; two daughters, Sheila D. Walker of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Marla Sue Ham of Mena, Arkansas; one brother, Bill Sehorn and wife Joyce of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and two sisters-in-law, Pat Sehorn of Waldron, AR, Deanna Sehorn of Waldron, AR. Sue's graveside funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2010 at the Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas with Rev. Donny Wagner officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
13 July 2011
RAYMOND C. "TOBY" SLATER

Raymond C. "Toby" Slater, 66, of Waldron, AR passed from this life Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his home. Raymond was born January 2, 1945 in Waldron, AR to Charlie Slater and Edna Elizabeth (McEntire) Slater. Raymond is survived by his wife Edith Slater of the home, three sons; Mickey Slater and wife Shannon of Waldron, Arkansas, Mark Slater and wife Deana Slater of Clinton, Arkansas, Lynn Slater and wife Jodie of Waldron, Arkansas, four grandchildren; Alex, Brittany, Darrin, and Korbin Slater, one sister, Helen Hayden and husband Jim of Danville, Arkansas, one brother, Charles Leoy Slater and wife Joyce of Waldron, Arkansas and his mother Edna E Slater of Danville, Arkansas. Raymond is preceded in death by his father, Charlie Slater. Raymond 's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Brother Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Austin Jacob, Roger Owens, Jimmy "Link" Yandell, Donnie Yandell, Bob Slater, and Freddie McEntire. Raymond's visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

The Waldron News
27 December 2006
SYBLE IRENE (COPELAND) SLATER

Syble Irene (Copeland) Slater was born December 19, 1907 in Yell County, Arkansas. She passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2006 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married to Willie M. Copeland for 49 years until his death in 1978 and they had four sons and two daughters. Later she married Bud Slater of Waldron, Arkansas until he passed away in 1987. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2006 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Parks Cemetery at Nola, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Dorthy Putman of Waldron, Arkansas, Peggy Buckles of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Fred Copeland and his wife Ann of Waldron, Arkansas, Ted Copeland of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three step-daughters, Anna Jean Wagoner of Waldron, Arkansas, Evelyn Crump of Waldorn, Arkansas, Martha Martin of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister Verta Seay of Alto, Georgia; one brother Ariel Lee Kitchens of Tampa, Florida; five grandchildren, Larry Putman, Cheri Scott, Chester Brothers, Dwayne Brothers, Lanny Brothers; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dalbert Copeland and his wife Suzue, infant son Buddy, granddaughter, Marsha Lynn Putman, her parents C.C. and Minnie Kitchens, one brother Jessie Kitchens, two sisters, Velma Jones and Etoyl Kitchens. Pallbearers were Larry Putman, Chester Brothers, Dwayne Brothers, Lanny Brothers, Dr. Russell Young, Glen Dale Sparks.

The Waldron News
7 June 2006
TED SLATER

Ted Slater, 83, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 27, 2006 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired truck drive, farmer and a member of the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with interment in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mae Slater of the home; one daughter, Freda Speaks and husband James of Waldron, AR; three grandchildren, Kimberly Taylor and husband Charles of Boles, AR; Tonya Edgar and husband Charles of Waldron, AR, Russell Speaks and wife Miranda of Waldron, AR; five great-grandchildren, Heather Wagner, Brandy Taylor, Eric Taylor, Austin Edgar, Destiny Speaks, all of Waldron, AR; two great-great grandchildren, Kaiden Wagner and Charley Wagner; one sister, Onie Nelson of Bonanza, AR, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Anner Slater; two sisters, Elsie Ledwig, Flora Self; and three brothers, Willie, Ellis and Lewis Slater. Pallbearers were Charlie Taylor, Charles Edgar, Russell Speaks, Blake Garrison, Richie Brothers and Brad Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Elmer Nelson, Oden Justice, Eric Taylor, Jay Dean Brothers, Eugene Slater and Cledean Slater.

The Waldron News
6 August 2008
WILLARD SLATER

Willard Slater of Waldron, AR, born July 30, 1924, died August 2, 2008 at the age of 84 years, 3 days. He is survived by his wife Edna G. Slater of the home; two sons, Bobby R. Slater and wife Kathy of Waldron, Thomas Slater of Salt Lake City, UT; five daughters, Sandra Brogdon and husband James of Oracle, AZ, Gail Yeaman and husband Lonnie of Salt Lake City, UT, Patricia Jensen and husband Alan of Francis, UT, Ellen Hayden and Ernie of Waldron, AR and Robbie Wright of Waldron, AR; one daughter-in-law, Barbara (Slater) VanMatre of Fort Smith, AR; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Edward "Bimbo" Slater; two grandsons and two great-grandsons. He was cremated under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 9th at Waldron Pentecostal Church of God.

The Waldron News
18 March 2009
EDWARD LEE SLAUGHTERBECK
May 9, 1931 - March 11, 2009

Edward Lee Slaughterbeck, 77, Waldron, Arkansas passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 at the Waldron hospital. Edward was born in Lower Center Point, AR on May 9, 1931, the son of the late Dallas Edward and Julia Irene (Staggs) Slaughterbeck. He was a veteran of the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department as an engineer and has been retired for the past 22 years. Edward is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean Slaughterbeck of the home, a daughter Cindi Williams and husband Jim of Bethany, Oklahoma. He is also survived by one grandson, Sean Edward Williams and his wife Amy of Warr Acres, OK, one granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Harris and her husband Jared of Oklahoma City, OK and one great grandson, Beckham James Williams. Edward is also survived by two sisters, Patsy Hawkins and her husband Edmund of Booneville, AR and Delphia Brooks of Phoenix, AR. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Hakala. Edward's funeral service will be at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th, with Rev. Jim Williams officiating with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Sean Williams, Jared Harris, Kenny Johnston, Junior (Wag) Wagner, Reggie Owens and Randall Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were Robert May, Scott Wagner, Neil Sparks, Byron Owens, Joe Allen, Randy Soloman, Steven Black, David Harrison, Larry Taff, Mark Ward, Derek Owens, Brian Jones, Jim Mourton, Steve Mourton, Josh Mourton, Billy Wagner and Edmund Hawkins. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2009 at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
17 October 2012
SHIRLEY JEAN SLAUGHTERBECK

Shirley Jean Slaughterbeck was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Oklahoma. Shirley was born October 20, 1936 to the late Dale and Velma (Jones) Wagner in Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley attended the Lake View Park Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, Oklahoma where she was currently living with her daughter and son in law. As a young girl, Shirley was saved at the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. In February of 1957, Shirley married the love of her life, Edward Lee Slaughterbeck. Together they enjoyed 52 years of marriage until he was called home in 2009. Shirley was a long time resident of Waldron, Arkansas. She loved her family and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Cindi Williams and husband Jim of Bethany, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Harris and husband Jared of Yukon, Oklahoma, one grandson Sean Edward Williams and wife Amy of Yukon, Oklahoma and three great grandchildren, Beckham Williams, Blakely Harris and Kinlee Williams. Shirley is also survived by one brother, Billy Wayne Wagner and wife Amenda of Waldron, Arkansas and brother-in-law Jim Mourton of Waldron, Arkansas, as well as four nephews, Steve Mourton, Travis Wagner, Clint Wagner and John Ross Wagner. Shirley is also survived by many devoted cousins that were also very special friends. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edward Lee Slaughterbeck, her parents, Dale and Velma Wagner, one brother, D.J. Wagner and a sister, Melba Mourton. Shirley's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Center Point Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Shirley's pallbearers were Sean Williams, Beckham Williams, Jared Harris, Steve Mourton, Kenny Johnston, Junior (Wag) Wagner and Billy Wagner. Shirley's visitation was Tuesday, October, 16, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
8 February 2006
JOHNNY SLAVIN

Johnny Slavin, 85, formerly of Pittsburg, Kansas passed away on January 27, 2006 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born on December 7, 1920 in Pittsburg, the son of John and Josie (Misner) Slavin. On August 3, 1940, he was united in marriage to his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Morgan Slavin. She preceded him in death. Johnny served with the Army Air Corp during WWII. Stationed in Italy, he participated in many bombing missions against Germany, one of which he was directly involved with, the hit on Hitler's hideout in 1945. In the late 30's and early 40's, he became one of the best boxers in the area and ultimately in the United States, ranking No. 1 Lightweight. Known as Irish Johnny Slavin, the Pittsburg Phantom, he had 131 fights, winning 127, losing 4. He was formerly employed by the gas company in Pittsburg and Girard, later retiring from Local 664 Plumbers and Steamfitters in Frontenac, Kansas. Survivors include his two sons, John C. Slavin of Waldron, AR and Bill Slavin of Warsaw, MO; a daughter, Jackie Smith of Joplin, MO; sister, Kathleen Neil of Pittsburg, KS; and longtime friend and adopted son, Robert Hill of Girard, KS; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. Memorial services were held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac. Graveside memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg. Honorary pallbearers were Red Sturgeon, Ray Green, Kenny Falletti, Joe Pucci, Calvin Merando and Roger Jameson. His body was cremated under the direciton of Lewis Funeral Home of Ft. Smith, AR. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac, KS.

The Waldron News
19 April 2006
CALVIN CLEO SLIGER

Calvin Cleo Sliger was born on October 15, in the year of 1934. He left this world to be with his heavenly Father on April 14, 2006. He was a veteran of the United States Army with an honorable discharge. He was a general laborer of various trades. He planted a lot of seeds in his life. He will be missed by his family. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2006 at Gibson Cemetery with interment in the Gibson Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Etta Paulette of the home; two daughters, Paul Jean Sliger and Christa Berdine Johnston; two sons, Samuel Calvin Sliger and Timothy Brett Sliger. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Misty, Stephanie, Dakota, Robert, Christopher, Kaitlyn, Shala, Shannon, Kaleigh, Erica, Brett, Justin and Bradley. Pallbearers were Samuel Sliger, Timothy Sliger, John Johnston, Robert Walker, Robert Randolf and Ernie Page. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Stafford, Boyd Griffin, Tony Canada and Joe Houston Brazil.

The Waldron News
5 November 2008
THELMA OLINE STEWART SLIGER
November 14, 1913 - October 24, 2008

Born in Centerpoint, Arkansas, daughter of Vester and Mary Phipps Stewart, Thelma Oline Stewart married William Cecil Sliger September 25, 1931 in Waldron, Arkansas. They moved to Fresno, California in 1935, then moved to Sunnyvale, CA in 1942. Thelma and William Sliger had three children, Billie Rae, Donald Wayne and Janice Fae Sliger. She worked for Westinghouse for 31 years and retired in 1978. She joined the order of the Eastern Star Grand Chapter of California September 26, 1957. She received her 50 year pin September 6, 2007. She also joined The Order of the Amaranth, Candlelight Court 136, the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 93. She is survived by her daughter Janice Sliger Williams, her grandchildren Billie Rae Sliger, Deborah Renee Sliger LaFrom, Tina Lynn Sliger Kirby, Michelle Williams Boccabella and her husband Bret Boccabella, Erica Lynn Williams Carnemolla and her five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kristina, Cory, Joshua and Richard. A visitation was held on Saturday, November 1 at 11:00 am at Spangler Mortuary, Sunnyvale, 174 N. Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale. The Rite of Eastern Star to be observed at 11:00 am at the Mortuary. Committal Services are to follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The Waldron News
3 July 2013
BILLY J. SMALLING

Billy J. Smalling, 74, of Lavaca, Arkansas passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Billy was born November 13, 1938 in Forrester, Arkansas to the late Virgil and Roxie (Welch) Smalling. Billy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Paula Smalling; one daughter Sharon and husband Mike Reed; one son Rusty and wife Dolly Smalling; four grandchildren, Randi Peacock and husband Chip, John Mark Smalling and wife Brittney, Erika Waterbury and husband Timmy, and Nick Reed; five great-grandchildren, Hunter Smalling, Isaac Smalling, Sawyer Reed, Maggie Peacock and Ellie Waterburg. He is also survived by one brother W.G. (Dub) Smalling, one sister, Floye Laird and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, J.V. Smalling and Darrell Smalling. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Parks Baptist Church with burial to follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Visitation was held Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were John Mark Smalling, Nick Reed, Zack Fulmer, Kelly Cole, Danny Moran and Harvey Combs. Honorary Pallbearers were Johnny Ray, Paul Lee, Jr. and W.D. (Rabbit) Ray.

The Waldron News
25 July 2012
DARRELL LLOYD SMALLING

Darrell Lloyd Smalling of Cedar Creek, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Darrell was born November 18, 1933 in Mauldin, Arkansas to Virgil Smalling and Roxie L. (Welch) Smalling. Darrell was 78 years and 8 months old. Darrell was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Darrell lived and went to school in Forester, Arkansas from 1933 until the town went out in 1953. At that time he purchased one of the Forester homes and moved to Cedar Creek, Arkansas. In 1962 he married the love of his life, Wanda Sue Hulsey of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Together in Cedar Creek they raised their children and enjoyed their grandchildren. Darrell worked in various positions in the logging business for Big Pine until it burned in 1995 and then he worked for Tyson Foods until his retirement. Darrell loved to hunt, fish and work in his garden. However, the highlight of his life was his grandchildren and the laughter and good times he shared with them. Darrell leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 50 years, Wanda of the home, two sons, Steve Smalling and wife Leane of Springdale, Arkansas and Kevin Smalling and wife Maria of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Papaw will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Tyler Smalling of Lakenheath, England Air Force Base, Lance Smalling of Springdale, Arkansas, Olivia Smalling of Springdale, Arkansas and Raquel Smalling of Hot Springs, Arkansas and great granddaughter Lily Smalling of Poteau, Oklahoma. Darrell is also survived by one sister Floye Laird of Cedar Creek, Arkansas and brothers W.G. Smalling of Waldron, Arkansas and Bill Smalling of Lavaca, Arkansas. Darrell will be missed by his extended family of many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Smalling and Roxie (Welch) Smalling, infant daughter, Dewonna Sue Smalling, grandson Seth Daniel Smalling, grandson Benjamin Mason Smalling and brother J.V. Smalling. Darrell's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Chad Henderson officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Darrell's pallbearers were Jim Laird, Tim Miller, Jimmy Darrell Hulsey, Greg Dixon, Lonnie Beggs, Michael Beggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Blackwell, Dewayne Watkins and Kelly Jack McCafferty. Darrell's visitation was Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Darrell's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cedar Creek Cemetery, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
16 December 2009
JACKY DAN SMALLING

Jacky Dan Smalling, 58, of Mountain Pine, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was of the Baptist faith and a former employee of the Weyerhaeuser Company. Jacky is survived by three sons, Dewayne Smalling of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Frankie Smalling of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, Charles Smalling of Hot Springs, Arkansas; three daughters, Mary Grove of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Gail Stevens of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, Joyce Smalling of Ward, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Jackie is also survived by his mother Rose Smalling of Cedar Creek, Arkansas; one sister Carla Jackson and husband Tony of Mountain Pine, Arkansas; one brother Danny Smalling of Cedar Creek, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his father J.V. Smalling. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009 at the Cedar Creek Community Church with interment in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Tony Jackson, Stacy Jackson, Ben Arnold, Steve Smalling, Jim Laird and Gary Powell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Girsh, Dr. Desoto, Dr. Biscil, Dr. Oxner and a very special nurse Susie Carter of St. Joseph Hospital.

The Waldron News
18 August 1999
JIM VIRGIL SMALLING

Jim Virgil Smalling, 97, of Cedar Creek, Arkansas, died on Friday, August 13, 1999, in his home. He was a retired timber worker and a Christian. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Smalling and son, J.V. Smalling. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16 at Cedar Creek Church with burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by one daughter, Floye Laird of Cedar Creek; three sons, W.G. Smalling of Waldron, Darrell Smalling and Bill Smalling both of Cedar Creek; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Rusty Smalling, Steven Smalling, Kevin Smalling, Mike Reed, Danny Smalling and James Laird.

The Waldron News
9 June 1999
BERTHA ALMA SMALLWOOD

Bertha Alma Smallwood, 92, of Waldron died Thursday, May 27, 1999 in a Waldron Nursing Home. She was a homemaker. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 29 in Jubilee Church with burial at Buffalo Cemetery in Boles. Survivors include one daughter, Marcille Blair of Waldron; one brother David Riley of Anaheim, Calif; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Guy Bingham, Jim Waite, Pete Daffron, and Lenny Lott. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
8 November 2000
PETE SMALLWOOD

Pete Smallwood, 95, of Waldron died Saturday, November 4, 2000 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired farmer and a sawmill worker and attended the Assembly of God Church. Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his daughter, Marcille Blair of Waldron; one brother, Troy Smallwood of Watson, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
28 June 2006
ETTA SMART

Etta Smart, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and Baptist of faith. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2006 at the Lamb Cemetery with interment in the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. She is survived by her husband, Marvin of the home; one son, Shane Wren of Mammoth Spring, AR; two daughters, Lisa Brown of Waldron, AR and Mary Collins of Whitney, TX; one sister, Dell Prince of Pontiac, Michigan; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Joe Peterson, Wayne Born, Floyd Brown, Sr., Bobby White, Floyd Brown, Jr. and Shane Wren.

The Waldron News
17 December 2003
A.W. SMITH

A.W. Smith, 89, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, December 15, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was born January 11, 1914 in Harrisburg, AR and was a retired self-employed plumber and electrician, member of First Methodist Church in Waldron, AR, lifelong member and past Chief of Manila Volunteer Fire Department, Lions Club, past president of Methodist Men, member of Jay Cees and Past Grand Master of Manila Masonic Lodge. Memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2003 at First Methodist Church of Waldron, AR under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, AR. He is survived by his wife, Dulcia of the home; two daughters, Roxie Clark of San Francisco, CA and Lois Esteban of San Francisco, CA; three sons, A.W. Smith, III of Deep Water, MO, Everett Smith of Waldron, AR and Earnest Smith of Teague, TX; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Van Fund for the Waldron Nursing Home.

The Waldron News
8 December 1999
ALBERT J. SMITH

Albert J. Smith, 99, of Harrison, Arkansas died on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. He was born on December 30, 1899 at Parthenon, AR, a son of E.L. and Nancy (Farmer) Smith. He was a farmer and worked in the timber industry. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nore (Casey) Smith; one daughter, Fern Breedlove; four brothers; five sisters and an infant daughter. Survivors are three sons, Carl Smith of Harrison, AR, Jim Smith of Green Forest, AR and Jackie Smith of Waldron, AR; six daughters, Louise Mays of Lincoln, CA, Ruth Breedlove of Harrison, Ruby Lee Hamlin of Enterprise, OK, Nella Cepata of Hartford, AR; Glenna Jo Essex of Green Forest, AR and Lottie Mae Richmond of Waldron, AR; 34 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends who will mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26 at Coffman Chapel in Jasper, Arkansas with Bro. Bobby Young officiating. Interment was at Union Hill Cemetery in Parthenon, Arkansas under the direction of Coffman Funeral Homes of Jasper, AR. Pallbearers were Tim Smith, Mike Wilson, Jerry Breedlove, Jordan Smith, Randy Horn and Rodney Breedlove.

Scott County Times
12 February 2003
ALPHA SMITH

Alpha June Smith, 63, of Joplin, Missouri died Sunday, February 9, 2003 in her home. She was the widow of J.L. Smith and preceded in death by a sister, Gail Beran. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Christians of Joplin, Missouri, Cathy Barnett of Bentonville, Arkansas and Christy Smith of Rogers, Arkansas; one son, Andrew Smith of Bentonville, Arkansas; one brother, John Raymond Shumaker of Huntington, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, Emmad Freihat, Jonah Christians, Amber Smith, Zachary Smith, Dakota Smith and Trinity Smith. Pallbearers will be Ray Christians, Monty Frazier, Tommy Shumaker, Rodney Shumaker, Eddie Shumaker and Scott Shumaker. Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Smith, Dakota Smith, Jonah Christians and Emmad Freihat.

Scott County Times
29 November 2000
ARDELL SMITH

Ardell Smith, 59, of Waldron, Arkansas died November 21, 2000 in his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 25, 2000 at Martin Chapel with burial at Freedom Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by a companion Annie Bottoms of Waldron; five sisters, Roxie Essman of Mena, Dovie Williams of Mansfield, Frances Judy of Mansfield, Dora Harrison of Waldron and Margaret McCafferty of Harvey, Arkansas; three brothers, Jessie Lee Smith of Waldron, Lester Smith of Waldron and Melvin Smith of Waldron.

The Waldron News
10 March 2010
ARVIL C. "BUDDY" SMITH

Arvil C. "Buddy" Smith, 81, of Elm Park, Arkansas took his heavenly flight on March 7, 2010 from his home. Buddy was born on April 4, 1928 in the Freedom Community to the late Andrew and Irene (Jones) Smith. Buddy served as a deacon for 51 years to the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church where his passion for serving God and his fellow man was always evident. He was retired from the Arkansas State Highway Department. Buddy leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Joyce (Henriksen) Smith of the home; one son, Terry and wife Janet Smith of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two daughters, Carla and husband Donnie Hardin of Booneville, Arkansas; Becky Smith of Elm Park, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Alan Smith, Melissa Smith, Jessica (Hardin) Smith, Jonathan Hardin; eight great-grandchildren, Logan, Austin, Makenzie, Callie, Cade, Dylan, Ellie Maggie and Cale. He is also survived by one brother, Jackson Smith of Greenwood and one sister, Minnie Bonds of Elm Park, Arkansas. Buddy was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy, Jay and Leonard Smith; and one great-granddaughter, Cambry Paige Smith. Buddy's funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Galinato, Rev. J.L. Bonds, Rev. Ray Boggs officiating, with interment in the Freedom Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldorn, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Mark Curtis, Nelton Henley, Jerald Hattabaugh, Shawn Hattabaugh, Steve Hattabaugh and David Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Edmond Brewer, Ed HIne, Sonny Tuck and Sam Harwell. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 1700, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72917.

The Waldron News
26 January 2000
BETTY ANN SMITH

Betty Ann Smith of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Saturday, January 22, 2000 in Fort Smith. She was a member of First Christian Church and also the 6th Armored Division Association. She was a homemaker and a machine operator for Dixie Cup. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Smith and her grandson, Jason Smith. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 25 at First Christian Church with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by five sons, George F. Smith of Solon Spring, Wisconsin, Joseph R. Smith of Fort Smith, AR, Ron Smith of Fort Smith, AR, Don Smith of Waldron, AR and Ralph Smith, Jr., of Tulsa, OK; eight living grandchildren and one in heaven (Jason Smith) and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Don Oglesby, H.C. Varadore, Derek Smith, Travis Miles, Tim Moran and Mac Respess.

The Waldron News
25 August 2010
BETTY JEAN SMITH

Betty Jean Smith, 70, of Winfield, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 25, 2010 at her residence. Betty is survived by five daughtrs, O J Hinds of Booneville, Arkansas, Sandy Pyles of Booneville, Arkansas, Lana Richie of Waldron, Arkansas, Wanda Martin of Booneville, ARkansas, Sharon Taylor of Waldron, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Jim Ivy, Brandon Ivy, Lisa Frank, Cindi Yeakley, Bryan Self, Alma Manning, Chelsie Miller, Ria Taylor, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five sisters, Fern Powell, Dorothy Lovett, Margie Lassiter, Allie Dickerson and Estel Ennis. Betty is preceded in death by her husband Clyde Smith and one son Tommie Smith. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Pentecostal Church with interment in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
27 September 2006
BETTY JUNE SMITH

Betty June Smith, age 74, of Story, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2006. She was born December 11, 1931 at Waltread, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Elmer and Roxie Brothers. On March 30, 1951, she was married to Royal C. Smith. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Audie, Claudie and Willie (Bo) Brothers. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Royal C. Smith of Story; one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Connie Smith of Story; two grandsons, Roger and James Smith, both of Story; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Tressie and John Reed of Little Rock and Shirley Jameson of Fort Smith; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Mary Brothers of Benton, Buddy and Sue Brothers of Lincoln and Charles and Joyce Brothers of Waldron; and two sisters-in-law, Louise Brothers of Benton and Alice Rhoades of Nola. Funeral service was Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Muddy Creek Church of God with Bro. Bill Singleton and Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Interment was in Reed Cemetery.

The Waldron News
8 June 2011
BILLIE JEAN SMITH

Billie Jean Smith, born December 2, 1929 to Calvin and Wilma McConnell in Scott County Arkansas left to be with her Lord on June 1, 2011, in Lee's Summit Hospital after a long courageous battle with COPD. A devoted mother, Billie graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After relocating with family to the St. Louis area Billie worked as a homemaker serving as an active member of the PTA, Den Mother for her son's scout tropp, as well as room mother for each of her children. After 25 years of marriage, Billie divorced and came to live with her daughter's family in Florissant, MO. She moved with the family to the Chicago area for 12 years before settling in Lee's Summit in 1996. Upon her return to work, she served as a C.N.A. at St. Sophia Nursing Home in Florissant, MO until her son-in-law, Roger, was transferred to the Chicago area. There she worked at Friendship Village in Schaumburg, IL until she retired at age 65. She preferred the night shift and loved working with the elderly. As she was nearing retirement, she commented that the residents in the nursing home just seem to come in younger and younger--never admitting that she might be the one getting older. She loved to garden and always had the most beautiful flowers in the neighborhood. As she grew older and was less able to actually "dig in the dirt" she directed the care of her beloved garden. Known as "Memaw" to her grandchildren and great- grandchildren, she was a "home-body" and could always be counted on for a rice krispie treat, a "tickle rub" or trip to the "sticky candy store." She is survived by her three children and their spouses, James and Debra Smith of Dallas, TX, Roger and Becky LaBarge of Lee's Summit, MO, Kim and Ron Cancienne of Schriever, LA; 8 grandchildren and their families, Jamie LaBarge and Jeff Michael of Omaho, NE, Carrie and James Losch of Kenosha, WI, Kristen Smith of Dallas, TX, Lauren Cancienne of Schriever, LA, Emily and Taylor Majors of Olathe, KS, Corrie and Paul Lanagan, Rustin Smith, Kiley and Justin Pockett all of Dallas, TX, and 8 great-grandchildren, Maxx and Lilly Majors, Kai and Brynn Potts, Maggie and Cate Losch, Hailey and Blake Lanagan, and brother Wendell McLain of Lavaca, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Wabeke of Marshall, MI. Visitation was from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 at Langsford Funeral Home and graveside service to follow at the Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements, Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063.

The Waldron News
18 September 2013
BOBBY JOE SMITH

Bobby Joe Smith of Boles, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in Boles, Arkansas. Bobby was born to Homer Smith and Vera Nichols Smith in Hayti, Missouri. Bobby was 76 years, 10 months and 1 day old. Bobby proudly served in the United States Navy from 1954-1962. He was retired from the mining business as a millwright. Bobby was an extremely talented artist. He enjoyed the outdoors and being in nature. Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 58 years, Lenora Addington Smith of Boles, Arkansas; three sons: Wade Smith of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Chet Smith of Casper, Wyoming and Ty Smith of Ontario, California as well as thirteen grandchildren. Bobby will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Vera Smith. Bobby's life celebration will be 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Hawcreek Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Brother John Elmore officiating. A private interment will follow at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
11 August 1999
CARLEAN C. SMITH

Carlean C. Smith, 76, of Fort Smith, died on Thursday, July 15, 1999 in her home. She was a bookkeeper for the Carlsbad, New Mexico School System and lived in Carlsbad for 35 years. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 19, at Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR, under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Ophelia Smith of Fort Smith; one son, Robert L. Smith, Jr. of Oakland, CA; two sisters, Dora Yarbrough of Fort Smith and Virginia Parker of Houston, TX; one brother, D.C. Carpenter of Little Rock, AR. Pallbearers were David Yarbrough, Steve Parker, David Carpenter, Gary Ashford, Wayland Parker, Michael Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Smith, Phillip Smith, Kelly Ashford and Joe Huie.

The Waldron News
20 January 1999
CLYDE S. SMITH

Clyde S. Smith, 67, of Waldron died Jan. 15 in a local hospital. He was a retired furniture factory worker and attended Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Jan. 16, at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include his wife Betty; 5 daughers Orna Ivy of Waldron, Sandy Pyles of Booneville, Lana Self of Waldron, Wanda Slaten of Booneville, Sharon Taylor of Waldron; two sisters, Ruby Reed of Waldron, Beulah McCullah of Waldron; three brothers, Carl Smith of Mena, Floyd Smith of Waldron, Jess Harwood of Pocola, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Billy Cantrell, Bryan Self, Jimmy Ivy, Gray Taylor, Gordan Pyles. Viewing was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 15.

The Waldron News
11 January 2006
DELLA MAE SMITH

Della Mae Smith, 67, of Booneville, Arkansas was born March 1, 1938 in Booneville, Arkansas. She passed away January 9, 2006 in Booneville, AR. She was retired from Waldron Public Schools where she was employed as a custodian and bus driver. She attended Lakeview Pentecostal Church in Booneville. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Lick Creek Cemetery near Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Amy Morgan and husband Johnny; three sons, Gary Smith and wife Lisa, Ricky Smith and Mark Smith all of Waldron, AR; three sisters, Delta Smith of Booneville, AR, Loretta Anzar and Dorothy Posey both of Peoria, Arizona; three brothers, Hoyt Scantling of Booth, AR, Donald Scantling of Boise, Idaho and Ronnie Scantling of Bentonville, AR; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Buddy Wilkins, Vexter McAnally, Noble Rogers, Loyd Hattabaugh, Hobert Wirt and William Farris.

The Waldron News
19 May 2004
DICKIE LOIS SMITH

Mrs. Dickie Lois Smith, age 90, of Arkadelphia, died Sunday, May 16, 2004 at Twin Rivers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia. She was born May 7, 1914 in Center Point, Arkansas, the daughter of the late David Richard and Martha Ida Ford Shannon. She was a homemaker and a Baptist, a former 4-H Club leader and a member of Home Demonstration Club. She was the widow of Ivy Smith. Survivors are one son, David Smith and his wife Martha of Arkadelphia; one sister, Mrs. F.M. Warren of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, Danielle Smith, Shannon Roberson, Stacy Parnham, Brooks Strickland and 10 great- grandchildren. Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Coop Prairie Cemetery near Mansfield, AR with Rev. Randy Turner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Waldron News
16 June 1999
GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH

George Washington Smith, 68, of Waldron, died Monday, June 14, 1999 in his home. He was a retired forklift operator for Scott County Lumber Co. and Big Pine Lumber Co., a member of Jubilee Church and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 in Jubilee Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife Mary; two sons: George Richard Smith of Waldron and George Wayne Smith of Mena; one adopted son, Richard Ray Smith of Waldron; one brother, Samuel D. Smith of San Gabriel, Calif; five grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
13 June 2012
GLENMORE SMITH

Glenmore Smith of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Glen was born April 11, 1931 to Wilson Valentine Smith and Violet Mettie (Forrest) Smith in Waldron, Arkansas. He was 81 years, 1 month and 25 days old. Glen was very involved in the men's prayer breakfast each month in Waldron. In his spare time Glen could be found on a creek bank fishing or someplace quiet with a good book. Glen leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 44 years, Karen of the home; four daughters, Glenda Yates and Philip of Springdale, Arkansas, Brenda Short and Shirley of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Kelley Marcotte of Van Buren, Arkansas, Candra Upton and Eric of Shreveport, Louisiana. Glen will be forever missed by four grandchildren, Sandy & Jamie Swanner of Tyndall AFB, Charles Lacey III of Van Buren, Arkansas and Ashley Lackey of Huntsville, Arkansas. Glen is also survived by five great grandchildren: Joshua & Josiah Swanner of Tyndall AFB, Tanner & Jessa Owens of Huntsville, Arkansas and Eli Mereles of Huntsville, Arkansas. Glen is preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Smith and Violet (Forrest) Smith. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Gary Blythe moderating. Arrangements and cremation is being entrusted to Heriage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice or American Cancer Society, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
19 June 2013
IDA MAE SMITH

Ida Mae Smith of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Waldron, Arkansas. Ida was born November 24, 1956 to Clifford Smith and Verda Smith. Ida Mae was 56 years, 6 months and 19 days old. Ida loved and cared about people. She helped her parents run the store they owned for many years. She also spent time caring for her parents. Ida leaves behind to cherish her memory, one uncle, Burl Jones and wife Flora of Kokomo, Indiana. Ida is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Verda Smith. Ida's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Interment followed in the Lamb Cemetery. Arrangemens were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
JASON PATRICK SMITH

Jason Patrick Smith, 14, of Waldron, Arkansas, died on Sunday, June 27, 1999. He was a student at Waldron Schools. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ralph Smith, Sr. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30 at Oakland Cemetery in Atkins, AR. Rev. Charles Cooper will officiate. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Janis Murdoch Smith of Waldron; one brother, Brian Smith of Waldron; paternal grandmother, Betty Smith of Fort Smith; and maternal grandparents, J.B. & Mary Murdoch of Atkins, AR. Memorial contributions can be made to Boy Scouts Troop 59, c/o Don Smith, P.O. Box 855, Waldron, AR 72958. Funeral services are under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service.

Scott County Times
26 March 2003
JESSIE LEE SMITH

Waldron--Funeral services for Jessie Lee Smith, 72, of Waldron were held Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Smith died Sunday, March 23, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include four sisters, Dovie Williams and Frances Judy both of Mansfield and Dora Harrison and Margaret McCafferty both of Waldron; two brothers, Lester Smith and Melvin Smith both of Waldron; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
27 October 2010
JOHNNIE RAY (JOHN) SMITH

Johnnie Ray (John) Smith, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. John was born January 3, 1926 in Freedom, Arkansas to the late Johnny R. and Stella (Hogue) Smith. He was a World War II Army veteran and received the Purple Heart, and was a retired timber worker. John is survived by one daughter, Amy Dawn of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Gary Ray of Waldron, Arkansas, Rickey Don of Waldron, Arkansas; one sister, Nellie Faria of Waldron, Arkansas; two brothers, Max Ray of Waldron, Arkansas; Millard Faye of Booneville, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Gary, Jr., Garron, Steven, Caleb, Cody, Madison Macy, Dawson, Gage and Conner all of Waldron, Arkansas. John was preceded in death by his son, Mark Allen, five brothers, Willie Lee, Ernest, Raymond, Eugene, Thomas; two sisters, Belle and Virginia (Sis). John's funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Eldon Pennington and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow with military honors in the Lick Creek Cemetery near Booneville, ARkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. John's pallbearers will be Greg Burnett, Gary Burnett, Russell Scantling, Nick Sehorn, Steve Hattabaugh, Steven Smith. His honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Dorr, Junior Franklin, Dwight Poole, Michael Smith, Jackie Smith and Greg Smith.

Scott County Times
19 December 2001
JOHNNY SMITH

Johnny Lee Smith, 63, of Waldron died Thursday, December 13, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a former police officer, an Air Force veteran and attended Waldron Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were at 2 pm Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters, Lisa Smith and Misty Smith both of Waldron and Michelle Smith and Twana Smith both of Oregon; two sons, Hondo Smith of Waldron and Cameron Lee Smith of Vinita, Oklahoma; two brothers, Milton Sherrill and Phillip Sherrill both of Waldron; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Keith Scott, Mac Lee, Rod Nix, Terry Nix, Bernis Rogers, Randy Moore and Travis Bohannan.

The Waldron News
28 April 1999
JOHNNY LEE SMITH

Johnny Lee Smith, 53, of Greenwood, died Thursday, April 22 in his home. He was an employee of Whirlpool Corp. and he was a Baptist. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 in Freedom Church with burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include two daughters: Missy Musgrave of Van Buren and Mandy Smith of Fort Smith; one son, Steven Smith of Greenwood; his mother, Pearl Owens of Waldron; two sisters, Jo Ann Harrison of Waldron and Delores Beran of Greenwood; one brother-in-law, Ronnie Beran of Greenwood; a special friend: Vonda Mason of St. Louis; a host of friends at Whirlpool Corp; two grandchildren: Matthew Musgrave and Zachary Musgrave. Pallbearers were Les Strong, Don Baker, Tom Cotner, Johnny Harris, Bobby McKinney and Ronnie Hatley. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
22 August 2007
KYLEE GRACE SMITH

Kylee Grace Smith, daughter of Eric and Jaime Smith, passed away August 13, 2007 at the Mena Medical Center. She was born on August 13, 2007. She is survived by her parents, Eric and Jaime Smith; maternal grandparents, Milo and Margaret Hughes of Waldron, AR; paternal grandparents, Wesley and Beverly Turnbough of Hutton, AR; paternal great-grandparents, Leon and Joann Smith of Wickes, AR; sisters, Bailee Dewitt, Breadan and Alex Bell; brothers, Eric, Jr., Devin and Ethan Smith; and five aunts, four uncles and numerous loving cousins. She is preceded in death by one sister, Katelyn DeWitt and her maternal great-grandparents, R.G. and Mable Oliver of Waldron. Graveside services were held by the family at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2007. Donations can be made to the Duncan Cemetery, C/O Carolyn Terrill, 1219 Elaine St., Waldron, AR 72958.

The Waldron News
12 December 2012
LESTER JAMES SMITH, SR.

Lester James Smith, Sr., 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at a Fort Smith hospital. Lester was a loving father, brother and friend. His favorite times were spent playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his son Lester Smith, Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas, two daughters, Mary Brown and husband Jeff of Y-City, Arkansas, Cassandra Hackworth and husband David of Hale Town, Arkansas, two grandsons Nicholas Brown, Dylan James Hackworth, four sisters, Dovie Williams, Frances Judy, Dora Harrison, Margaret McCafferty, one brother Melvin Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents: Felix and Mary (Taylor) Smith, three sisters, Iola Essman, Eva Jewel Smith, Roxie Essman, two brothers: Ardell and Jessie Lee Smith. Visitation was Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Friday December 7, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were James Smith, Arnold Williams, Paul Williams, Allen Williams and Randy McCafferty. Honorary pallbearer was Glenn Harrison.

The Waldron News
14 March 2001
LETHA SMITH

Letha Smith, 77, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Thursday, March 8, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a retired nurse and a member of Eastern Star. Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001 with burial at Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford, AR under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home of Fort Smith, AR. She is survived by three daughters, Carol Walters of Waldron, AR, Idella Mullins of Clintwood, VA and Barbara Taylor of Detroit, MI; two sisters, Hazel Short of Portsmouth, OH and Pearl Jones of Bluefield, VA; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Star, c/o Fay Rogers, Box 325, HCR 69, Boles, AR 72926.

The Waldron News
12 February 2014
LINDA L. SMITH

Linda L. Smith, 66, of Lovington, New Mexico passed away January 27, 2014 in Lovington, New Mexico. Cremation has taken place. Cremation is under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Hill. Linda was born on February 29, 1948 to Edward & Margaret Williams in Reedley, California. On February 7, 1974 she married Jerry R. Smith in Lovington, NM where they also made their home. She helped her husband working in the family auto sales business for over 40 years. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing. She is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Smith of the home. Three sons, Bob (Terresa) Williams of Greenwood, Arkansas, Mack (Toby) Smith of Hobbs, New Mexico and Todd (Lynn) Smith of Canyon, Texas. One daughter, Kerri (John) Ants of Tyler, Texas. One brother John (Loretta) Williams of Waldron, Arkansas. Her mother, Margaret Williams of Waldron, Arkansas, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, one brother and one sister.

Scott County times
9 February 2005
LISA SMITH

Lisa Monday Smith, age 36, of Waldron died Saturday, February 5, 2005 near Waldron. She was a member of the Waldron Freewill Baptist Church and graduate of Southside High School in Fort Smith. She devoted a lot of her time volunteering at the Waldron Elementary School where she was a past officer of the PTO and a teachers helper doing reading with students and running the school store. She was a Youth Leader at her church and also taught Sunday School class. She was preceded in death by her father Johnny Monday. She is survived by her husband, Mark Smith of the home; two sons, Stephen and Caleb Smith both of the home; parents, Carolyn and Bill Needham of Waldron; one brother, Arlen Monday and wife Melissa of Greenwood and aunt and uncle, Clyde and Martha Simmons of Lavaca. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Stanley Brewer, Russell Scantling, Anthony Morrison, Bennie Hawkins, Larry Brown and A.G. Morrison.

The Waldron News
10 September 2008
MARK ALAN SMITH

Mark Alan Smith, 46, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 29, 2008 in the Waldron Nursing Center. He was a carpenter and construction worker. He is survived by 2 sons, Stephen Smith and wife Brittney of Waldron, Arkansas, Caleb Smith of Waldron, Arkansas, father John Smith of Waldron, Arkansas, brothers Gary Smith and wife Lisa, Rick Smith, sister Amy Smith Morgan, sister-in-law Melissa Monday and Arlen, nephews Matthew Monday, Gary Smith, Jr., Garren Smith, mother and father-in-law Bill and Carolyn Needham. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Lisa Smith and mother Della Maye Scantling Smith. Funeral service was 10:00 am Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Birdsview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stephen Smith, Russell Scantling, Todd Scantling, Greg Smith, Larry Wagner and Mark Ward.

Scott County Times
14 February 2001
MARY SMITH

Mary Lou Angeline Smith, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas died on February 8, 2001 in Waldron. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were February 10, 2001 at 2:00 pm at the Freedom Baptist Church with the burial at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, Arkansas. She is survived by one son, Donald Smith of Midland, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Tracy Smith, Troy Smith, Tony Smith, Cody Long, John Long, Ricky Long, Erma Greiner and Gerrie Sue Long. Pallbearers were grandsons.

The Waldron News
20 August 2008
MARY EVELYN SMITH

Mary Evelyn Smith, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her three sons, Wayne Smith of Mena, AR, Richard Smith of Ft. Smith, AR, Richard Ray Smith of Arkoma, Oklahoma; four sisters, Iola Alexander of Booneville, AR, Sally Shandy of Arkoma, OK, Dorothy Roder of Greenwood, AR and Peggy Alexander of Booneville, AR; one brother, Donald Gene Alexander of Booneville, AR; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 am Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Jubilee Church with interment at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

The Waldron News
16 November 2011
NAN KATHRYN SMITH

Nan Kathryn Smith of Howe, Oklahoma passed away in Howe, Oklahoma on Wednesday, November 9th at age 69. Mrs. Smith was born December 28, 1941 in McAlester, Oklahoma. Mrs. Smith was a long time resident of the area and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was survived by her husband of 41 years, Clayton Smith; daughter, Kathy Smith Dedmon of Waldron, Arkanas; 4 step-daughters, Carol Mode of Heavener, OK, Iris Husser of Heavener, OK, Lana Pennenter of Cameron, OK and Tanya Gullick of Heavener, OK; 2 step-sons, Johnny Smith of Texas and Joe Paul Smith of Heavener, OK; 2 grandchildren, Clay and Katy Jo Caughern; several step grandchildren. The memorial service was held at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements were under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener, Oklahoma.

Scott County Times
27 August 2003
OCIE SMITH

Mansfield--Ocie Leonard Smith of Mansfield went to Heaven on Saturday, August 23, 2003 in his home. The Lord brought him into this world on August 23, 1933 and took him back to be with Him on his 70th birthday. He was a member of the Mansfield Assembly of God Church and a devoted husband, father, father-in-law and grandpa. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carolyn, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Len and Jan Smith of Mansfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Kendell Efurd of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Saundra, Kayla, Dacia and Marcail Smith all of Mansfield and Chase, Mason and Nick Efurd all of Greenwood; cherished by his mother-in-law, Marie Clopton of Mansfield; one sister, Minnie Bonds of Elm Park; two brothers, Buddy Smith of Elm Park and Jackson Smith of Greenwood; and a sister-in-law, Betty Smith of Elm Park as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Irene Smith, two brothers, Billy and J.L. Smith and a sister-in-law, June Smith. Services were held Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at Mansfield Assembly of God at 2:00 pm with burial at Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Pallbearers were Ronnie Black, Randy Black, Chris Clopton, Kevin Clopton, Tracy Clopton and David Michael. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Black, Bob Bonds, Hollis Gillis, Jerry Buckner, J.L. Bonds, W.R. Murphy and Bill Efurd.

The Waldron News
26 August 2009
RALPH E. SMITH

Ralph E. Smith, Jr., 46, of Tulsa, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 in Tulsa. He was born Oct. 25, 1962 in Fort Smith, the youngest son of Ralph Sr. and Betty Smith, who preceded their son in death. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Jason P. Smith. He is survived by his brothers, George and wife Shirley of Dover, Joe and wife Carolyn of Ft. Smith, Ron and wife Pam of Ft. Smith and Don and wife Janis of Ft. Smith. He is also survived by six nieces and two nephews who loved their Uncle Ralph. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church in Fort Smith. A graveside service was held at Memorial Park in Tulsa, OKlahoma. Arrangements were made by Add Vantage Funeral Service, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Scott County Times
18 December 2002
RENA SMITH

Rena Smith, age 94 of Needmore, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 11 at Waldron. She was the widow of Olen Smith, a member of Keener Freewill Baptist Church and a life long resident of Scott County. Funeral services were at 10:00 am Saturday, December 14 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Hawkins Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Smith is survived by two nephews, Gene Sherrill and his wife Linda of Houston, Texas and Wilbur Roark and his wife Dorothy of Mena, Arkansas; two great-nephews, Michael Sherrill of Orange, California and Kevin Roark of Mena, Arkansas. Other survivors include two great- great nieces, Michelle and Melinda Sherrill and one great-great nephew, Ian Roark.

The Waldron News
24 March 1999
ROY LYNN SMITH

Roy Lynn Smith, 53, of Plainview, died Saturday, March 20, 1999 in a Little Rock hospital. He was an oil drilling consultant, a veteran of the Navy and a Baptist. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24 in Parks Cemetery in Nola. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Smith, of Odessa, Tex; two daughters, Shurine Hawkins and Shari Speed, both of Odessa, Tex; one son, Roy L. (Sonny) Smith, Jr., of Odessa, Tex; his mother, Vera Caffey, of Abilene, Tex; two sisters, Judy Hines, of Harvey and Tonya Smith, of Abilene, Tex; three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Rickie Brothers, Vernon Garrett, J.B. Wagner, J.D. Brothers, Jackie Goff, Tom Garrison. Honorary pallbearer will be Donny Austin. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
27 December 2000
TERRY SMITH

Terry Carleen Smith, 15, of Waldron died Saturday, December 23, 2000 in Waldron. She was a student at Waldron High School and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 2 pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel on December 26, 2000, with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Donnie Wagner officiated the service with Mike Shaddon delivering the Eulogy. She is survived by her mother and step-father Tina and Vince Johnson of Little Rock; her father James Smith of Waldron; one sister, Christina of the home in Waldron; one brother, Jaspin Smith of the home; one step-brother, Vince Johnson, Jr; maternal grandparents, Carl and Coleen Wagner of Waldron; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Betty Smith of Waldron; and her maternal great-grandmother, Nettie Lambert of Seminole, Texas. Pallbearers were Steven Passmore, Lamion Shores, Matt Broomfield, Ben Chronister, Brad Byford and Landon Richmond. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Smith, James Self and David Byford.

The Waldron News
3 December 2008
VERDA LEONA SMITH

Verda Leona Smith, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She was in the grocery store business for 47 years starting in Needmore Store, Crumptown Store, and Smith Grocery. She is a direct descendant of President James Monroe, the Queen of England, and Lady Diana Spencer. She was the first lady to fly solo at the Waldron Airport. She is survived by her daughter Ida Mae Smith of Waldron, AR; brother Burl Jones and wife Flora of Kokoma, Indiana; and her niece Karen Denise Jones of Kokomo, Indiana. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifford Burdett Smith, son Paul Burdett Smith, brother Buster Jones, sister Bernice Jones, and her parents, Martin Lewis Jones and Maye Sally Sparks Jones. Funeral Service was 10:00 am Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Lamb Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Honorary Pallbearers were Shortie Owens, J.D. Sims, Glen Dale Sparks, Wayne Langley, Bob Lewis, Bud Rice, Clyde Hawkins, Sam Callahan, Sr., Dean Burnett, Vernon Cheeseman, Otis Lemarr, Derral Epperson, Ray Jett, Ken Bynum and Bill Self.

The Waldron News
9 July 2008
BETTY ZANE SNELLGROVES

Betty Zene Snellgroves, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church and Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Buster Snellgroves, two sons, Sonny Richards and wife Becky of Stringtown, OK and Danny Richards of Bradenton, FL; two daughters, Deborah Herrin and husband Jack of Broken Arrow, OK, Elaine Youree and husband Gary of Heavener, OK; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephws and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Marck Richards. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Union Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Cory Richards, Bryan Youree, Tim Herrin, Jeremy Herrin, John Thompson, Craig Robbins, Travis Rainey and Curtis Simpson. Honorary pallbearers were Tracy Threatt, Dewey Hatcher, Larry Huddleston and Bill Lovett.

Scott County Times
11 February 2004
FRED SNOW, JR.

Van Buren--Graveside services for Fred Snow, Jr., 83, of Van Buren were held Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 2 pm at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Mr. Snow died Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in Van Buren. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Clarksville and was an Army veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Claudel; two daughters, Theresa Snow of Riverside, California and Cindy Young of Waldron; a sister, Lucy Parks of Perryville; and four grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 November 2009
JASON D. SNOW

Jason D. Snow, age 33, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009 in Ft. Smith. He was born August 12, 1976 in Pine Top, Arizona, the son of Randall and Terry Beaty. He was a farmer in the construction field and was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Jason was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Heather Snow of the home; parents Randall and Terry Beaty of Mena, Arkansas; sons Brian McDonald of Mena, Jason Ross of Salem, Oregon; daughters Stormie Snow and Shyanne Snow of Mena; sisters Diane Stamon of Medford, Oregon, Robin Stamon of Tyler, Texas and Sarah Henry of Dublin, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Albert McDonald, and his grandfather, Jack Beaty. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating. Interment was at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. An account has been set up at the First National Bank in Mena under the name of Heather Snow for the Jason Snow family.

The Waldron News
4 February 2009
FLOYD DALE SNYDER

Floyd Dale Snyder, 80, of Waldron, AR passed away Sunday, January 25th, 2009 at his home. Floyd was born in Arapahoe, CO on August 11, 1928, the son of the late Harve and Elva O. (Minor) Snyder. He was a rancher and a member of the Pilot Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vet. (Viet Nam) War and retired from the Army after 21 years of service to our country. Floyd was survived by his wife of 54 years, Gerda of the home; two daughters, Barbara Romolo of Denver, CO, Angela Swackhammer of Mena, AR; one son, Joe Snyder of Jonesboro, AR; three sisters, Anna Knoll of Burlington, CO, Margie Billinger of Cheyenne Wells, CO, Wilma Graham of Loveland, CO and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Jean Huie, one sister, Lois Snyder, one brother, Mort Snyder. Floyd's funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating with interment at 1:00 p.m. in the U.S. National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR with full Military honors under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The Waldron News
4 June 2008
LINDA JEAN "OLDHAM" SODERLING

Linda Jean "Oldham" Soderling, 61, of Lonoke, AR went to be with her heavenly Father on Saturday, May 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Soderling. She was born January 5, 1947 and grew up in Waldron, AR. She is survived by her children, Shannon & Ray Bennett, Russell & Dinah Soderling and Tina McDaniel all of Cabot; seven grandchildren, Brittani, kerby, Samantha, Conner, Austyn, Alyx and Zach; two very special friends who were considered family, Carl & Andrea Grummer; siblings, Billy Ray & Greta Oldham of Mulberry and Myrna & Charlie Jankowski of Greenwood and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmelt Baptist Church of Cabot.

The Waldron News
21 March 2012
PATRICIA MAE SODERLING

Patricia Mae Soderling, of Texarkana, AR passed away on March 7th of 2012. Patricia was born in Waldron, AR August 17, 1953. She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Dovie Yandell as well as infant brothers James and John Yandell all of Waldron, AR. Patricia is survived by her husband Richard Soderling; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Jon Pardue, son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Sherry Soderling and daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Chad Cox all of Texarkana. She leaves behind her five grandchildren, Jessie and Jon Michael Pardue and Cody, Samantha and Eric Cox. Patricia has three living siblings, Donnie Yandell, Betty Tallmadge and Barbara Ann Haggard, all of Waldron. If anyone would like to make donations in memory of Patricia Soderling to the Alzheimer Alliance, they may make a contribution at the following address: P.O. Box 7812, Texarkana, Texas 75505.

The Waldron News
9 February 2005
THOMAS SODERLING

Thomas "Tom" C. Soderling went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. He was a member of Lonoke Baptist Church. He was known as being the proudest "PawPaw" in the world. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Virginia Soderling of Waldron. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda J. Soderling of Lonoke; his children Shannon and Ray Bennett, Russell and Dinah Soderling and Tina and Jason McDaniel, all of Cabot; his seven beautiful, loving grandchildren and lights of his life, Kerby, Brittani, Connor, Austyn, Alys, Zach and Samantha, all of Cabot; his siblings, Kathryn and Harrel Hutchinson, Sandy Carr, Marcy and Sam Allen, Henrietta Pulliam, Shirley and Curtis VanDeWiele, Susie and Rick Rice, Vicki and Ray Ryder, Glen and Renee Soderling, Dan and Sharon Soderling, Richard and Trish Soderling; many nieces, nephews and so many more friends that were never considered friends to Tom, but all were family. His and Linda's hearts and home were always open to anyone at anytime and you never left as a friend, you were family. Tom enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He loved all kids and was considered "PawPaw" to many children. He was so loved and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Lonoke Baptist Church with interment in Lonoke Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Scott County Times
3 April 2002
NAOMI SOLOMON

Naomi Solomon, age 83, of Waldron passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was born July 21, 1918 in Scott County. She was a retired employee of the State of Arkansas and a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron. Naomi is survived by one sister, Elva Newborn of Waldron, two nephews, Bill Newborn and Paul Newborn both of Waldron, two nieces, Patricia Rose and Linda Vaughn both of Waldron, six great nieces, Elaine Standridge, Jalene Casias, Shannon Hodge, Regina Hutchens, LeAnn Brigance, Michelle Keener and one great nephew, Lynn Newborn. Other survivors include nine great-great nephews and six great-great nieces, Zach Hutchens, Ashley Standridge, K.J. Standridge, Meagan, Tori and David Hodge, Jennifer and Jack Brigance, Jon-Paul and Carter Casias, Trenton, Taylor and Kaitlin Keener, Sandy McCarley, Greg Newborn, one great-great-great nephew, Alex McCarley. Funeral service was held at 10:00 am Monday, April 1, 2002 at Waldron First Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Thurman officiating. Interment was at Pilot Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
10 May 2006
JAMES SORRELS

James "Jay" Sorrels, 83, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Saturday, May 6, 2006 in his home. He was the owner and operator of Manhatten Cleaners and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Fort Smith. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 10 at Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. He is survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Buck and Faye Foster; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be David Armbruster, Donnie Barter, Dick Boyett, Jim Fine, Don Little and Jay Terwillerger. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, c/o The Children and Youth Department, 2201 South Dallas, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Waldron News
15 September 2010
TOMMY B. SOSEBEE

Tommy B. Sosebee, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, Sept. 3rd at his home in Waldron after a long illness. Tommy was born in Greenwood, Arkansas in 1941 to Garland Sosebee and Lola Cheek Sosebee. Tommy was a wonderful husband, son and father. He was devoted to all his family and will be missed very much. He was preceded in death by his father Garland Sosebee, late wife, Donna Sosebee and daughter Lisa Ferguson. He is survived by his wife Ruth Sosebee of Waldron, AR and his mother Lola Law of Waldron, AR; two daughters, Tonya Gregory of Amarillo, daughter Kim Garner and husband Jim of Sharpsburg, GA; a son Jody Sosebee and wife Amber of Stanford, TX; stepson Loren Brungardt of Waldron, AR, sister Cheryl White and husband Gary of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two stepbrothers, Charles Law and wife Nancy, Gale Law and wife Diane of Little Rock, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and one great grandson. Tommy's memorial service will be held Friday, September 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Waldron First Baptist Church with Brother Billy Crow officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Tommy was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and the family wishes all memorial be made to the Waldron First Baptist Church Building Fund/Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
11 February 2004
EVELYN SOUTHARD

Mena--Funeral services for Evelyn Southard, 88, of Mena were held Friday, February 6, 2004 at 2 pm at Grace Bible Church. Burial followed at Mountain Fork Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral Service of Mena. Mrs. Southard was born February 3, 1915 in Story and died Monday, February 2, 2004 in Mena. She was retired from Ranova Shirt Factory, was a baby-sitter for 25 years in her home, was a member of Grace Bible Church and was the church nursery baby-sitter for more than 20 years. Survivors include three daughters, VaRue Wheaton of Waldron, Beverly Reed of Locksburg and Sarrah Curry of Mena; a son, Joe Southard of Mooringsport, Louisiana; a sister, Gerti Owens of Story; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jeff Ulmer, Steve Schulte, Allen Herod, Bob Manis, Chris Daniel and Larry Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Church Building Fund.

Scott County Times
16 August 2000
KATRINA SOWELL

Katrina Ann Sowell, 21, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas formerly of Waldron and Mansfield died Monday, August 7, 2000 in Greenbrier, Arkansas. She was an assistant manager of a deli and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Reverend Glen Wagner. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 2 pm at the Jamesfork Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Joey; one daughter, Madison Brielle of the home; her mother and step-father, Jolene and Gary Epperson of Waldron; her father and step-mother, William and Sue Wagner of Shirley, Arkansas; her grandparents, Ann Wagner of Mansfield and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Plummer of Waldron; great- grandmothers, Marie Newman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Edna Northrip of Shawnee, Oklahoma; one sister Wendy Jean Wagner of Waldron and one brother, Brandon Golden of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Brandon Golden, Beau Nixon, Landon Holmes, Josh Holmes, Danny Reaves and Brian Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Hawkins and Brett Cherry.

The Waldron News
11 July 2007
ROBBIE ELAINE LAWSON SOWELLS

Robbie Elaine Lawson Sowells, 83, of Parlier, CA passed away peacefully with her children at her side on June 13, 2007 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, CA following a cerebral aneurysm. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ocey Sowells and granddaughter, Lindsay Black. Robbie was born November 18, 1923 in Tate, Arkansas and moved to Parlier in 1951 where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked as the Director of Food Services for the Parlier School District until her retirement. She enjoyed playing the piano. Robbie was rich with family. She is survived by her five children, William Loyd Black of Squaw Valley, Jerry Black and his wife Mary of Brentwood, Patsy Milton and her husband Rick of Parlier, Gary Black and wife Lisa of Clovis, and Linda Lopez of Bakersfield; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister Melodean Griffin of Oregon. Graveside services were held on Monday, June 18, 2007 at the Mendocino Cemetery in Parlier. In liew of flowers remembrances may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.

The Waldron News
1 September 2004
GAIL PENNINGTON SPAIN

Gail Pennington Spain, 60, of Tulsa, Oklahoma died Saturday, August 21, 2004 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was an employee of Sears in Tulsa, an Avon representative in Fort Smith and Tulsa and a member of Abbott Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Stella Pennington and a sister, Mildred Harp. Funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, August 26, at Pleasant Grove #2 Church with burial at Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery near Abbott, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. She is survived by her husband, Carlen; three sons, Rick, Craig and Scott all of Tulsa, OK; two brothers, Elton Pennington of Abbott, AR and Blake Pennington of Bella Vista, AR; one grandson, Zack Spain of Dallas, TX; five nephews and one niece. Pallbearers were Scott Spain, Craig Spain, Dwain Harris, Donald Williams, Carroll Turner and Don Spradling.

Scott County Times
28 November 2001
BETTY SPARKS

Betty Sparks, 69, of Waldron died Friday, November 23, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Pleasant Grove Number Three Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by her husband Dimon of the home; two daughters, Barbara Rice and son-in-law Larry of Waldron and Bekki Liles and son-in- law Griff of Mena, Arkansas; one son, Neal Sparks and daughter-in-law Paula of Waldron; three sisters, Marcine Newberry and Louise Holt of Waldron and Doris Watts of Peoria, Illinois; one brother, Larry Taff of Waldron; 6 grandchildren, Dilena Ewing, Driston Rice, Dana Yandell, Darla Earles, Nathan Oliver and Dallas Haas; and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dristy Rice, Dan Yandell, Ronnie Earls, Steve Ewing, Nathan Oliver and Buddy Snodgrass.

The Waldron News
4 December 2013
CARRIE LOU SPARKS

Carrie Lou Sparks, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at her home in Mena. She was born on Wednesday, January 25, 1940 to Lois and Ezra Burroughs in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Carrie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved the outdoors and spent her summer working in the garden planting flowers and vegetables. Carrie worked 20 years at Sears in Hot Springs and moved to Scott County and began working on the farm as a Tyson chicken grower for another 18 years. Carrie and Gerald retired to Polk County in 2005. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch watching the cows grazing in the field. Carrie loved her church family and served the Lord at the Concord Baptist Church in Ink. Carrie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Arnold Burroughs, and one daughter, Carol Hannah. Carrie is survived by her husband of 31 years, Gerald Sparks of Mena; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Alan Henry of Raleigh, North Carolina and Deborah and Jonathan Stowe of Plano, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Missy and Scott Connelly of Hot Springs; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Tiffany and David Sparks of Lonoke, Arkansas and Danielle and Jeff Sparks of Maumelle; one son-in-law, Travis Hannah of Clinton; and sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Mike Duffey of Katy, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Concord Baptist Church in Ink with Brother Jerry Taylor officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations in her memory to The American Cancer Society, C/O Richard and Regina Lawry, 112 Sherwood Forest, Mena, Arkansas 71953 and The Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. at 600 7th Street, Mena, AR 71953.

Scott County Times
11 February 2004
DIMON "PAPA" SPARKS

Waldron--Dimon "Papa" Sparks, age 79, of Waldron passed away Monday, February 9, 2004 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired carpenter, a Southern Baptist and a member of Ouachita Wood Carvers. Dimon was an avid Bluegrass Music fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sparks. Mr. Sparks is survived by two daughters, Barbara and her husband Larry Charles Rice of Waldron, Bekki and her husband Griff Liles of Mena; one son, Neal and his wife Paula Sparks of Waldron. Also surviving is one brother, Lester Sparks of Waldron; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral service will be 3 pm Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery near Waldron. Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Liles, Dristy Rice, Dan Yandell, Ronnie Earles, Steve Ewing and Nathan Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Waldron Nursing Center and the Ouachita Wood Carvers. Visitation will be 5 pm to 9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Scott County Times
7 February 2001
IVA SPARKS

Iva Mae Sparks, 87, of Orange, California formerly of Waldron, Arkansas died January 31, 2001 in Orange, California. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery at Winfield, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Harris of Anaheim, California; two sons, Jerry Dewitt of Santa Rosa, California, Wayne Sparks of San Jose, California; two sisters, Opal Fitch and Mildred Farnsworth of Orange, California; one brother Don Neff of Santa Rosa, California; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
7 January 2004
JAY FLYNN SPARKS

Jay Flynn Sparks, age 39, of Ola, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at his home. He was born in Waldron, Arkansas on February 29, 1964. He was a shipping clerk for Deltic Timber in Ola and had been employed with Petit Jean Poultry in Danville, Whirlpool in Fort Smith and Tyson in Waldron. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wayne Strickland. Survivors include his wife, Misty Summit Sparks; a son, Jonathan Sparks; two daughters, Jennifer and Shelby Sparks of the home; his mother, Juanita Adkins Strickland of Booneville, his father and step- mother, Melton and Mary Sparks of Waldron; three brothers, Raymond Sparks of Booneville, Damon Sparks of Havana and Dale Sparks of Waldron; four sisters, Beth Wilkins, Nancy Ross and Robin Taylor all of Booneville and Felicia James of Waldron; father-in-law, Paul Robison of Ola, and his mother-in-law, Ann Summit of Ola; several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Monday, January 5, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ola First Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Balentine officiating. Burial was in Sandlin Cemetery in Ola. Pallbearers were Damon Sparks, Raymond Sparks, Lynn Wilkins, Brandon Brothers, David Brothers, William Willcutt, Anthony Brothers, Freman Bales, Dustin Storey and Steve Bales. Honorary pallbearers were special nephews Michael Wilkins and Bradley Wilkins. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
16 May 2007
LESTER SPARKS

Lester Sparks, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove #3 Baptist Church, a retired logger and a veteran. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Pleasant Grove #3 Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by one son, Lester, Jr., three daughters, Ruth, Helen and Betty; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Sparks, brother Dimon Sparks, and one great granddaughter, Rebecca Chronister.

The Waldron News
5 June 2013
MARY JO SPARKS

Mary Jo Sparks, 67, of Waldron went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born October 18, 1945 in Cauthron, Arkansas to Owen and Frances (Oldaker) Chronister. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by her husband Glen Dale Sparks, siblings: Clara McCray, Joyce Cornelison, Betty Jorgenson, Clifton and Charles Chronister, daughters Stephanie Garza and Melanie McDowell, step sons, Roger Sparks and wife Tammie and Russell Sparks and wife Dawnette, grandchildren: Alysia Skinner, Zoe and Nathan Garza, and step grandchildren, Kayla and Cort Sparks, great grandchild, Kaydon Skinner, one step great grandson Cayman Lee Black and many nieces and nephews and friends and family. Mary was a wonderfully amazing woman, the best wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother you could ask for. She would do anything she could to help her family. Mary has been everywhere she ever dreamed and raised a wonderful family and was proud of every moment she had on this earth. She has always brought out the best in everyone. She was inspiring and the most amazing woman you could ever know. Mary will be missed by many. Her memorial service will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2 p.m. with graveside services to follow. Cremation is under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Relay For Life, American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 72123-1718.

Scott County Times
5 June 2002
MELVIN SPARKS

Melvin Eugene Sparks, age 66, of Boles, Arkansas died on Sunday, May 26, 2002 in his home. He was a retired sergeant in the U.S. Army and attended Chant Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at Chant Pentecostal Church with burial at Chant Cemetery at Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Karen; one daughter, Triana Sparks Downing of San Antonio, Texas; one step-daughter, Karla Marie Atchley of Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Roy Lee Sparks of Corpus Christi, Texas, Eugene Sparks of San Antonio, Texas; four step-sons, Steven Edward Funk of Green Forest, Arkansas, Eldon Funk of Boles, Arkansas, Wallace Funk of Alma, Arkansas, Roger A. Funk of Boles, Arkansas; two sisters, Thelma Phillips of Parks, Arkansas and Josie Walker of Waldron, Arkansas; two brothers, Waymon Sparks and Milton Sparks both of Waldron, Arkansas. Mother of his children: Wanda June Sparks of Corpus Christi, Texas and special friends: Rick and Julie Bradley of Waldron and several nieces and nephews.

Scott County Times
14 April 2004
OPAL A. SPARKS

Waldron--Funeral services for Opal A. Sparks were held at 10:00 am Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Winfield Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Opal A. Sparks, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of Winfield Baptist Church and a retired cafeteria worker for Waldron Public Schools. She is survived by two sons, Glen Dale Sparks of Waldron and Gerald Sparks of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; one brother, Floyd Cheek of Sanger, California; four grandchildren, Roger and Russell Sparks both of Waldron, David Sparks of N. Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jeff Sparks of Maumelle, Arkansas; and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Kopf, Brian Kopf, Jimmy Stinson, Don Hambleton, Dale Suttles and Bill Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Rainey Ridenhour and Joe Plum.

The Waldron News
4 February 2009
CHARLEY "SONNY" SPEAKS

Charley "Sonny" Speaks, 82, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 26, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. Sonny served in the Army, Navy and Air Force, he also retired from Scott County where he was the groundskeeper and performed maintenance on the courthouse. He is survived by his two daughters Rhodora Fielding and husband Doyle of Boles, AR, Cheryl Hunt and husband Jim of Waldron, AR; three grandsons Cody Hunt of Hot Springs, AR, Chad Fielding and wife Jennifer of Arkadelphia, AR, Daniel Fielding and wife Laura of Boles, AR; six great-grandchildren, Ethan Fielding, Logan Fielding, Avery Fielding, Jacob Johnston, Whitley Fielding and Kylon Fielding; three sisters, Dorothy Cooley of Waldron, AR, Lilly Mae Speaks of Boles, AR, Wanda Jean Miller of Cedarville, AR. Graveside service was 10:00 am Friday, January 30, 2009 at the Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Chad Fielding, Daniel Fielding, Cody Hunt, Mack Rose, Rick Tallmadge and Dave Tallmadge. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Highfill, Butch Perry and Bennie Angel.

The Waldron News
5 May 1999
HERMAN LEWIS SPEAKS, SR.

Herman Lewis Speaks Sr., 90, of Waldron, died Tuesday, April 27 in a Waldron hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Forest Service, a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church and a widower of Nora Dell Speaks. Funeral service as at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 in Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include three sons: Herman Speaks Jr. of Greenwood, Jerry Dan Speaks of Dallas, Tex. and George Speaks of Houston, Tex; one sister, Juanita Aynes of Waldron; one brother, Van Don Speaks of Tulsa, Okla; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
10 March 1999
JOE S. SPEAKS

Joe S. Speaks, of Sheridan, was born April 23, 1925 in Waldron to the late Jess & Pearl Black Speaks. He died March 1, 1999 in Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock at the age of 73. Joe was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church, a retired sales rep. for American Tobacco Co. for 31 years, a 32nd degree Mason in Lodge #69, a WWII Army Infantry Veteran, he was P.O.W. two times, was wounded two times, received the Purple Heart Medal, the P.O.W. medal, the Bronze Star and Battle of the Bulge medals. Survivors include his wife, Jean Martin Speaks; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Paula Speaks, of Sheridan; one daughter, Marian Speaks Whitehead, of Pine Bluff; two brothers: Herman Speaks and Don Speaks, both of Waldron; one sister, Juanita Aymes, of Waldron; grandchildren: Sharon Speaks and Marian Marie Scallion; two great- grandchildren. Funeral service was on Thursday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. in Meadowview Baptist Church near Sheridan with Rev. Steve Clevenger officiating. Burial followed at Center Campground Cemetery in Prague community. Memorials may be made to Meadowview Baptist Church. Buie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
19 May 1999
LARRY PAUL SPEAKS

Larry Paul Speaks, 43, of Fort Smith, died Sunday, May 16, 1999 in his home. He was a contractor, a Baptist and an Army veteran. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19 in Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks. Survivors include one daughter, Crystal Speaks of Kingwood, Tex; his mother, Rita McGrew of Fort Smith; his father and step-mother, Herman Speaks, Jr. and Joyce Speaks of Greenwood; grandmother, Virgie Frost of Waldron; two sisters, Pamela Stebbins of Little Rock and Susie Carr of Muldrow, Okla; three brothers, Gary Speaks of Greenwood, Jerry McGrew of Houston, Tex., and Shaun Speaks of Greenwood. Pallbearers were Wayne Langley, Greg Langley, Brian Stebbins, Don Frost, David Bailey and Jim Wilcox. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
15 June 2011
MARIE RUTH SPEAKS

Marie Ruth Speaks, 97, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Ft. Smith. She was born July 27, 1913 in Winfield, AR. Marie is survived by her children, Katrina Van De Wiele and Patsy Bryant, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, brother, Leroy Gibson and two sisters, Lucille Richards and Essie Mae Bennett. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troxie and Cordelia Gibson, husband, Edgar C. Speaks, son Bobby Carroll Speaks and daughter Peggy Ann Speaks. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Duncan Cemetery with interment to follow under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
22 April 1998
MAUDIE INEZ SPEAKS

Maudie Inez Speaks, 71, of Boles died Thursday, April 16, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a retired postmaster of Boles Post Office, member of Boles Freewill Baptist Church where she was a member of the church choir for 65 years. Graveside service was at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Dooley Cemetery in Boles. Survivors include her husband, Charley (Sonny) Speaks, two daughters: Cheryl Lea Hunt, of Waldron and Rhodora Ann Fielding, of Boles; two sisters, Bird Highfill and Tish Rogers, both of Waldron; three grandchildren: J. Cody Hunt, of Waldron, Chad Jeffery Fielding, of Arkadelphia and Daniel Wade Fielding, of Russellville. Pallbearers were Bruce Tallmadge, Eddie Tallmadge, Rick Tallmadge, Dave Tallmadge, Tim Highfill, Dewayne Miller, Larry Boren and Gary Lynn House. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
23 November 2005
MICHELLE SPEAKS

Michelle Speaks, 43, of Waldron, Arkansas died Saturday, November 12, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Graveside service was held at 10:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2005 followed by burial at Cedar Creek Cemetery near Parks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home Chapel of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her mother, Jackie Speaks Baker of Waldron, Arkansas; her father and step mother, Don and Glenda Speaks of Claremore, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Amy Speaks of Waldron, Arkansas; one niece, Cassie Lee Speaks of Oologah, Oklahoma; and special cousins, Robert and Doris Oliver. Pallbearers were Rick Speaks, Mike Johnson, Robert Oliver, Tim Hunt, Nathan Oliver and Jimmy Haas. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Haas, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Dale Soloman and Art Slater.

The Waldron News
30 December 1998
RENO DALE SPEAKS

Reno Dale Speaks, 75, of Fort Smith died Dec. 18, in Fort Smith Nursing Home. He was a member of Spradling Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Smith, an Army veteran of WWII and a recipient of the Purple Heart and a Bronze-Star, a lifetime member of the American Legion, of Fort Smith. Funeral service was from 10 a.m. Dec.22, at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel, in Greenwood with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell funeral Home of Greenwood. He was survived by his wife, Geraldine Speaks of the home; two sons, Gerald Speaks of Van Buren, Robert Dale Speaks of Chester, Arkansas; one sister, Juanita Aynes of Waldron; three brothers, Herman Speaks of Waldron, Joe Speaks of' Pine Bluff, Don Speaks of Texas; two grandsons, Rickey Dale and Bradley L. Speaks; 5 granddaughters, Christa Friddle, Tonya Smith, Kerrie, Jennifer and Sarah Speaks; 9 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Rickey Speaks, Gerald Speaks, Bradley Speaks, Robert Speaks and Keith Calahan. Viewing was from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 21, at the McConnell Funeral Home, of Greenwood.

The Waldron News
13 November 2013
VAN DON SPEAKS

Van Don Speaks of Claremore, OK, formerly of Waldron, AR passed from this life October 23, 2013. He was born to Jess Speaks and Pearl (Black) Speaks September 2, 1935. He was 78 years, 1 month and 22 days old when he passed. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Michelle Speaks; the mother of his children, Jackie Speaks; four sisters, four brothers and one brother-in-law, Jim Haas. He is survived by a son, Ricky and wife Amy of Claremore; one granddaughter, Cassie and husband Adam Prickett; a great grandson, Mason Prickett of Oogolah, OK; one sister, Juanita Aynes of Waldron; one sister-in-law, June Haas of Waldron; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Van Don will be Saturday, November 16th at the Cedar Creek Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Don's desire was to be buried by his daughter and the love of his life, Jackie. He wanted to move back to Waldron and attend church with his family, but God called him home before he could come back. He was a member of Waldron First Baptist Church since his youth.

The Waldron News
2 January 2014
STACY LYNN SPEARS

Stacy Lynn Spears, age 30, of Mt. Ida, AR passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in a Hot Springs, AR hospital after a severe asthma attack. Stacy was born in Hot Springs, March 10, 1983 and grew up in Mt. Ida. Stacy graduated from Mt. Ida High School in 2001. She loved photography and had a true talent for capturing beauty in everything around her. She loved being on the lake with her friends and family and adored being a stay at home mom. Stacy is survived by her best friend and husband of ten wonderful years, David of Mt. Ida, her beautiful daughters, Kaya Spears (9)m Zoey Spears (8), and Finnleigh Spears (2), parents Chuck and Linda Mayberry of Mt. Ida, grandmothers Bonnie Long of Mt. Ida and Virginia Hollis of California, two sisters, Charli Ann Mayberry of Mountain Pine and Lacey Mayberry of Mt. Ida and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Stacy is preceded in death by her sister Tracy Mayberry, grandparents Raymon and Mary Mayberry and grandfather Chester Crawford. Services are pending at this time.

The Waldron News
24 November 2004
DENISE SPEEGLE

Sharman Denise Speegle, 51, of Mansfield, Arkansas died Friday, November 19, 2004 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. She is Survived by two daughters, Melissa Gasaway of Waldron, AR and Jennifer Speegle of Hartford, AR; two sons, Danny Speegle of Boston, PA and Kyle Speegle of Fort Smith, AR; her mother, Bernice Black of Mansfield, AR; one sister, Jan Dunn of Greenwood, AR; two brothers, Derrick Black and Greg Black, both of Mansfield, AR; and four grandchildren.

The Waldron News
19 January 2011
BEN E. (GENE) SPENCER

Ben E. (Gene) Spencer, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Ben was born February 5, 1936 in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma to the late Bennie Wesley and Nellie Nettie (Thompson) Spencer. He was a professional musician, played music with some of the country greats as Janie Frickie, Hank Williams, Jr., Louise Mandrell, and best friend steel guitar player, Johnny Hogan at the Paramount Theater Country Music Hall in Abilene, Texas. He was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne, and was retired from Tyson Foods. Ben is survived by his wife Sherry Lynn (Jones) Spencer whom he married September 16, 1962; three daughters, Teresa Ashlock and husband Kendel of Waldron, Arkansas, Tammy Richmond of Waldron, Arkansas, Laura Lawson of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Dennis Spencer of Waldron, Arkansas. He is also survived by one sister, Edna Boston of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Brandi Wallace, Scott Lawson, Jorden Lawson, Krystin Scantling, Casey Richmond, all of Waldron, Arkansas; two great-grandchildren, John and Hunter of Waldron, Arkansas. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by his brother, Marion Lee Spencer, sister, Joyce Kay Spencer, and grandson, Justin Ed Spencer. Ben's funeral service was held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme Chapel with Rev. Charles Whedbee officiating. Interment followed in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Ben's pallbearers were Scott Lawson, Don Brown, Earl Blanton, Bill Brown, Doyle Dickens and Frankie Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Kopf, Kendel Ashlock, Casey Richmond, Dennis Spencer. Visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, Janaury 14, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
11 August 2004
JOYCE KAY SPENCER

Funeral services for Joyce Kay Spencer were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 7, 2004 at Cauthron Methodist Church with burial at Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Joyce Kay Spencer, 57, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 2, 2004 in a Henderson, Nevada hospital. She was a bartender and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her brother Marion Lee Spencer. She is survived by one daughter, Tamara Lynne Richmond of Booneville, Arkansas; one sister, Edna Boston of Birmingham, Alabama; one brother, Ben Spencer of Waldron, Arkansas; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Scott Lawson, Johnny Scantling, Dennis Spencer, David Tharp, Britt Lawrence, Donald Brown and Mike Musgrove.

The Waldron News
31 May 2000
JUSTIN ED SPENCER

Justin Ed Spencer, 17, of Fort Smith, AR died Thursday, May 25, 2000 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a student at Bost Development Center, Euper Lane Elementary School, and Ramsey Junior High. He attended Van Buren First Assembly of God Church and participated in the Special Olympics. A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Van Buren First Assembly of God. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Kirk Cemetery at Cauthron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. He is survived by his mother, Teresa Lynne Scantling of Fort Smith, AR; his father, Johnny Ray Scantling of Waldron, AR; maternal grandparents, Ben & Sherry Spencer of Waldron, AR; paternal grandparents, Vernon and the late Freda Scantling of Waldron, AR; one sister, Krystin Rae Scantling of Fort Smith, AR; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Scott County Times
13 December 2000
REX SPENCER

Rex Leon Spencer, 43, of Hartford, Arkansas died Saturday, December 2, 2000 in his home. He was a retired maintenance [person] with the Texas State Fair Association. He is survived by one son Stephen A. Spencer of Huntington; three sisters, Billie Munday of Gunbarrell, Texas, Bernice Spencer of Hartford and Linda Spencer of Muldrow, Oklahoma; two brothers, Richard Anthony Spencer of Hartford and David Spencer of Kentucky and one grandchild.

The Waldron News
17 June 1998
VIVIAN JEAN SPILGER

Vivian Jean Spilger, 73, of Hartford, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker, an artist and an avid fisherman. She was the wife of George Spilger for 25 years. She was preceded in death by two sons: Frank Steven Kilisz and William E. Costigan; her parents: Robert and Lelah Runyon; two husbands: Frank Steven Kilisz and Hubert Lee Costigan, Sr. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 in Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with burial at Shiloh Cemetery near Hartford. Survivors include her husband, George; nine daughters: Suzie and William Krumrie, of Buchanan, Michigan; Sandra Daniel, of Lincoln Park, Michigan, Delphine and Wayne Purser, of Bowling Green, Florida, Kathy Woolbright, of Mansfield, Carol and Frank Kibler, of Watervliet, Michigan; Debby Kilisz, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mary and Denny Brown, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rosalee Oliver, of Hartford and Patricia and Vern Struble, of Benton Harbor, Michigan; four sons: Mike Kilisz, of Bowling Green, Florida., Hubert Lee Costigan Jr., of Hartford, Robert Lee and Annie Costigan, of Blytheville, Frank Costigan, of Hartford; one step- son: George Peter IV and Carol Spilger, of Stevenville, Michigan; one sister, Rosalee Bentley, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two brothers: Robert Runyon, of Columbus, Ohio and Damon Russ, of Booneville; 40 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Krumrie, Hubert Lee Costigan, Robert Lee Costigan, Frank Costigan, Michael Kilisz and Denny Brown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
11 February 1998
DARLE CHARITY SPRIGG

Darle Charity Sprigg, 98, died Monday, January 26, 1998 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. Darle was born the youngest of eight children on August 28, 1899, in Red Oak, Iowa, to Albert Nathan and Luella (McGreer) Thatcher. When she was three months old, the family moved to Golden, Colorado. In 1915, she moved with her parents to Brush, Colorado. On July 10, 1918, she married S. Neal Sprigg in Denver, Colorado. In 1923, they returned to the Brush area where she resided until she moved to Bonell Good Samaritan Center of Greeley in 1991. Darle was a member of the Rankin Presbyterian Church in Brush, Colorado. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge, Morgan County Republican Women, World War I Auxiliary, Harmony Social Club, Brush and Midway Extension Clubs, WCTU, and East Morgan County Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal, in 1978, a daughter, Eleanor M. in 1925; three brothers and four sisters. She is survived by two daughters: Betty J. Richardson, of Waldron and Lucille J. Schweers, of Greeley, Colorado; a son-in-law, Rex R. Schweers, Jr., of Greeley, Colorado; four grandsons: Edward D. Bretthauer, of Stafford Virginia, Gary L. Bretthauer, of Ontario, California, Bruce A. Schweers, of Greeley Colorado, and Rex R. Schweers III, of Aurora, Colorado; three granddaughters: Janice K. Rhoton of Littleton, Colorado, Sharon R. Eberhard, of Greeley. Colorado, and Gayle L. Griggs of Arvada, Colorado; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rankin Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Michael Hartwell. Interment was in the J. L. Brush Cemetery in Brush, Colorado. Contributions may be made to the Rankin Presbyterian Church of Brush, or the Bonell Good Samaritan Center of Greeley, in care of the Heer Mortuary, 222 Cameron St., Brush, Colorado, 80723.

The Waldron News
11 July 2007
LISA JEWEL SPURLOCK

Lisa Jewel Spurlock, 31, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 in a local hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was born on April 25, 1976 in Hot Springs, AR. She is survived by her husband, John A. Spurlock of Hot Springs; two sons, Austin Westgate and Devin Westgate, both of Hot Springs; one daughter, Alyssa Westgate of Hot Springs; her mother, Mary Jo Paul of Jessieville, AR; her father, Floyd Brown of Waldron, AR; one brother, Floyd "Dew" Brown of Waldron, AR; two sisters, Fontella "Funny" Passmore of North Carolina and Stephanie Paul of Jessieville, AR; her dear uncle, Rosario J. Dispensa, II; her very best friend, Melinda Mosley; aunts & uncles Brenda & Doug Black of Greenwood, AR, Pat & Colleen Rappold of Conway, AR, Wayne & Melanie Boren of Waldron; Jeff & Mary Brown of Y-City, and Kevin Brown of Y-City; and numerous cousins. She was the granddaughter of the late Maxine Brown. Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2007 at Hot Springs Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Vince Wellman, Rosario J. Dispensa, II, Trey White, Karl White, Jordan Cardwell and Dew Brown. Burial was at Mt. Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Hot Springs Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
22 October 2008
GROVER LEE STACEY

Grover Lee Stacey, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Grover was born in Ance Creek, MO on July 28, 1934, the son of the late Frank and Gertie (Merrinan) Stacey. He attended Waldron First Church of the Nazarene. He was an owner operator of his own trucking company. Grover is survived by a daughter Nanette Loyear of Portland, OR; three sons, Grover Stacey, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Roy Stacey of Portland, OR, Kenneth Stacey of Portland, OR and a brother, Richard Stacey of OR. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Kay Frances Stacey. Funeral service was at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17th, with Rev. Marvin Fredrick officiating with cremation to follow under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. A reception for the family and friends was held in the hospitality room following the service. Pallbearers were Don Smith, Mike Jordan, Gerald Henley, Caleb Taylor and Joe Holleman.

The Waldron News
26 March 2014
FRED JUNIOR STAFFORD

Fred Junior Stafford of Heavener, Oklahoma was born September 14, 1926 n Loving, Oklahoma to Fred Richard and Lora Christene (Stevens) Stafford and passed away March 19, 2014 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 87. He is survived by wife, Anetha of 64 years; 1 son, Fred Jean Stafford of Heavener, OK, 5 sisters, 3 brothers, 4 granddaughters and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Free officiating. Burial will follow in Weeks Cemetery under the direction of the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
17 December 2003
LORA CHRISTINE STAFFORD

Lora Christine Stafford, 97, of Bates, Arkansas died Friday, December 12, 2003 in Bates, Arkansas. She was a life long resident of the area and a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Weeks, Arkansas. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with burial at Weeks Cemetery in Weeks, Arkansas under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred and one daughter, Geraldine. She is survived by seven daughters, Wynona Evans of Heavener, OK, Aylene Martindale of Bates, AR, Freda Pierce of Waldron, AR, Glenda Griffin of Bates, AR, Maggie Scott of Nashville, AR, Modine Hall of Pocola, OK and Sandra Leonard of Oklahoma City, OK; four sons, Fred J. Stafford of Lovings, OK, Bobby D. Stafford of Bates, AR, Samuel M. Stafford of McCurtain, OK and Gary Stafford of Lovings, OK; one sister, Edith Cavanaugh of Jacksonville, FL; three brothers, Bill Stevens Austin, TX, Lloyd Stevens of San Antonio, TX and Sam Stevens of San Antonio, TX; 29 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
11 February 2009
ATHEL STAGGS

Athel Staggs, 78, of Parks, AR passed away Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at a Fort Smith, AR hospital. Athel was born in Beaucamp, AR on December 29, 1930, the son of the late John W. and Addie M. (Aynes) Staggs. He attended Keener Freewill Baptist Church. He was a retired furniture factory worker and drove the senior citizens bus. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. Athel is survived by his wife of 17 years Lois of the home; a daughter, Stepheani Smith and husband Craig of Tulsa, OK; a son, Doug Staggs and wife Lisa of Vacaville, CA; a step daughter, Tessa Sweeny and husband Larry of Altoona, PA; a step son, David Adaway and wife Angie of Waldron, AR. He is also survived by 1 grandson, Kolton Craig Smith of Tulsa, OK; two step-grandsons, Anthony Rose of Boles, AR, Seth Preston of Waldron, AR; one step-granddaughter, Ashley Preston of Waldron, AR. Athel is also survived by two sisters, Dora Mooney of Mena, AR, Phyllis Nelson of Waldron, AR; three brothers, Odell (Pat) Staggs of Waldron, AR, Danny (Sandy) Staggs of Waldron, AR, Harrell (Betty) Staggs of Waldron, AR, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and mother of their children, Georgeanna Staggs; two brothers, Arnold Staggs and Dee Staggs; two sisters, Doris Keeling and Charlene Janway. Athel's funeral service will be at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7th, with Rev. J.A. Hunnicutt and Rev. Jack Smith officiating with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, AR. Pallbearers will be Jerry Staggs, Dan Staggs, Terry Staggs, John Nelson, Floyd Rose, David Adaway. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Keener Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday, February 5, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to the funeral hour at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
21 February 2007
DOROTHY LOUISE STAGGS

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Staggs of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2007 in the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born October 5, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. Her age being 70 years, 4 months and 9 days. Mrs. Staggs was the daughter of the late James L. Barthen and the late Agnes S. Soleim Barthen. She was united in marriage to Willis Staggs on Sept. 29, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. She lived in Mena since 1963 and was a housewife. She is survived by her husband, Willis "Dick" Staggs of Mena, AR; four sons, Scotty David Cloutier of San Luis Obispo, CA, Ronald Staggs of Mena, AR, Robert Staggs of Russellville, AR and Chris Staggs of Mena, AR; one daughter, Debra Staggs Loyd of Norman, AR; three brothers, Richard, Jimmy and David Barthen; two sisters, Mary Ann Neilson and Judy Bergstrom; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2007 in the Hall Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Danny Staggs officiating. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hall Funeral service of Mena. Pallbearers were Rick Lyles, Chris Lyles, Odell Staggs, Ben Masongill, Johnny Allen and Garland Watts.

Scott County Times
11 February 2004
EDDIE GENE STAGGS, SR.

Waldron--Funeral services for Eddie Gene Staggs, Sr., 63, of Waldron will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 10 am at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Staggs died Saturday, February 7, 2004 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a member of the Russellville Church of God and the Air National Guard. He was a retired tool and die maker. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Staggs of the home; a daughter, Gina Staggs of Searcy; three sons, Eddie Staggs, Jr. and wife Debbie of Bates, Stewart Staggs and wife Susan of Waldron and Clay Staggs and wife Jamie of Greenbrier, Arkansas; two sisters, Betty Wiles and husband Ralph of Mena and Wanda Cole and husband Gler of Fort Smith; one brother, Willis Staggs and wife Dorothy of Mena; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gary Pettit, Dale Henry, Steve Long, Tracy Threatt, Shannon Butler and Bruce Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Templeman, Glen Cole, Ralph Wiles, Dylan Staggs, Zack Bowie and Rick Mars.

The Waldron News
21 September 2011
JAMES WAYNE STAGGS

James Wayne Staggs, 72, of Bald Knob died Thursday, September 15, 2011. Born December 1, 1938 in Bald Knob, he was the son of the late Floyd Staggs and Lorene Patterson Staggs. He graduated from Bald Knob High School, the University of Central Arkansas (Arkansas State Teacher's College) and the University of Memphis and spent 33 years in the field of education. He began his coaching career at Heber Springs Public School in 1961, and then coached at Searcy and Hughes. In 1971, James became junior high principal before becoming superintendent of schools at Waldron. He went to Clarksville as superintendent of schools in 1981. He returned home to Bald Knob as superintendent in 1986. In 1990, be became director of the Wilbur D. Mills Educational Co-op. Later, he worked as an educational consultant for then-governor Bill Clinton. In 1992, he retired from education and spent his time on the family cattle farm and enjoying golf with his wife Linda and friends. After seventeen years of retirement, James was asked by the State Department of Education to return as superintendent of schools after the Bald Knob school system was declared in fiscal distress in 2007. He co-chaired the community effort which successfully saved the school system from consolidation. He was an avid sports fan. He lettered four years in football at ASTC. He enjoyed watching the Bald Knob Bulldogs, UCA Bears, and Arkansas Razorbacks football teams. He was past president of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators and the Arkansas School Plant Management Association. He served on the board of Citizens State Bank and was named Citizen of the Year in Bald Knob in 2008. He was an active member of Central Baptist Church where he taught the Coffee Shop Sunday School class. James is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Linda Fitzhugh Staggs; his daughter Dana Troutt and her husband Kelley of Wesley; his son James Wayne Staggs, Jr. (Jay) and his wife Trisha of El Dorado. He was lovingly known as Pops to his four grandchildren--Amanda Lee Jones, Laura Elizabeth Jones, Hannah Sue Dull and Kaleb Everette Dull. He is also survived by his brother Dale Staggs and his wife Cheryl of Batesville, and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lorene, his brother, Eugene Staggs, his sister Betty McGee. Visitation was at Powell Funeral Home in Bald Knob on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held at Central Baptist Church on Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m. Active pallbearers were Doug Stelly, Glen Reed, Larry Kirscher, Tim Fix, Wendell Nier, Eugene Steward and Jamie McAnelly. Honorary pallbearers were the Bald Knob Public Schools students and staff, and the members of the Coffee Shop Sunday School class. Memorials may be made to the Bald Knob Public Education Foundation for the James and Linda Staggs Scholarship Fund, or Central Baptist Church of Bald Knob. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.

The Waldron News
20 November 2013
MARY LOU STAGGS

After a long illness, Mary Lou (Warrington) Staggs passed away on November 17, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mary was born July 7, 1945 to Arthur Richard Warrington and May Dean New in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary was 68 years, 4 months and 10 days old. She was a member of Russellville Church of God. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and sister. Mom loved to read, sew, arrange flowers, travel and shop for children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. All those who were blessed to know her will miss all the care and concern that she showed her fellow man. She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Eddie and Debbie Staggs of Bates, Arkansas; Stewart and Susan Staggs of Waldron, Arkansas; Clay and Jamie Staggs of Staunton, Illinois; and Gina and Rick Mars of Russellville; two brothers and their wives, Richard and Doris Warrington of Cove, Arkansas and Thomas and Janice Warrington of Florida; one brother in law and two sisters in law: Willis Staggs and Betty Wiles of Mena and Wanda Cole of Fort Smith. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Eddie Staggs, Sr.; her parents Arthur and May Dean Warringston, and by her baby brother, Winston Warrington. Mary's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Ken Tate officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Beauchamp, Arkansas. Mary's pallbearers will be Zachary Bowie, Alex Bowie, Seth Bowie, Eli Bowie, Jake Bowles and Ryan Mars. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Long, Dylan Staggs, Tristian Long, Jacob Staggs and Mikey Duncan. Mary's visitation will be Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
11 July 2001
MORGAN STAGGS

Morgan G. Staggs, 50, of Fort Smith died Friday, June 29, 2001 in his home. He was employed by Beshears Construction Co. and a member of the Charter Hog Motorcycle Club. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Harford Memorial Park in Hartford, Arkansas with burial following under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. He is survived by his wife Pam G. Conger of the home; two sons, Morgan R. Skaggs of Fort Smith and Logan T. Skaggs of Mansfield; one step-son, Nicholas G. Conger of Fort Smith; and one sister, Rayma Jean Freitas of Hackett, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
17 September 2008
ROBERT STAGGS

Robert Staggs, 41, of Knoxville, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2008 in Van Buren, AR. he is survived by his father, Willie Dean Staggs of Waldron, AR; two sons, Christopher Staggs of Knoxville, AR, Austin Staggs of Waldron, AR; half brother Scotty Cloutier; two brothers, Ronald D. Staggs of Mena, AR, Christopher S. Staggs of Mena, AR; sister Debra Jean Loyd of Mt. Ida, AR; granddaughter Jayda Staggs. Graveside service was 3:00 pm Friday, September 12, 2008 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR.

The Waldron News
29 December 2010
RUBY L. STAGGS

Mrs. Ruby L. Staggs, age 78, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in Mena. She was born February 6, 1932 in Howe, Oklahoma to the late Joseph Levi Sanders and the late Dora Kendrix Sanders. She was united in marriage to Gene Staggs. Ruby was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed by those who loved and knew her. She is survived by husband Gene Staggs of the home; daughters, Shirley Helton of Waldron, Arkansas, Peggy Sosebee of Lavaca, Arkansas, Judy Heath of Mena, Arkansas, Sherry Gilbert of Mena, Arkansas; brother, Warran Sanders of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren and their spouses and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Dora Sanders, a son, Jerry Staggs and 6 sisters and 1 brother. Graveside services was Friday, December 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating. Arrangments are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers were her grandchildren.

The Waldron News
9 January 2013
REV. VANDON ELLIS (DANNY) STAGGS

Rev. Vandon Ellis (Danny) Staggs of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family Sunday morning, January 6, 2013 at his home. Danny was born May 14, 1938 in Beauchamp, Arkansas to John Wilson and Addie Mae (Aynes) Staggs. Danny was 74 years, 7 months and 20 days old. Danny was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. As a young man, Danny served in the United States Navy for a tenure of four years. It was 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri that Danny met a young lady by the name of Sandy. He went on to marry this love of his life January 1, 1965. In 1977 Danny was called into the ministry and was ordained as a minister. Over the years he was able to share God's word and minister to people while preaching at numerous churches all across the area. He loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing the gospel with everyone. Danny also had an outdoors side to him. During the summer months he could be found on a creek bank fishing or he would be somewhere, anywhere there was a softball field. Danny loved to play softball as well as coach. He then watched and supported his children and grandchildren when they were on the field. The winter months held a breath of crisp fresh air for Danny as he would spend time "setting up deer camp." He loved deer hunting. To be sitting around the campfire with family and friends after a long day in the woods, just made a goo day even better. Although Danny had hobbies he enjoyed, his love for his family and the time he spent with them was, without a doubt, what he treasured most. Danny leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 48 years, Sandy of the home; three sons, Michael Staggs and wife Raegan of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Danny Staggs and wife Shelley of Mena, Arkansas, Terry Staggs and wife Becky of Waldron, Arkansas. Papaw will forever be missed by eight grandchildren: Steven, Dereck, Justin, Taylor, Shawn, Josh, Tyler and Tori. Danny is also survived by one sister, Phyllis Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas and two brothers, Odell Staggs and Harrell Staggs both of Waldron, Arkansas. Danny will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones. Danny is preceded in death by his parents, John and Addie (Aynes) Staggs, three sisters, Charlene Janway, Doris Keeling and Dora Mooney as well as three brothers, Arnold Staggs, Dee Staggs and Athel Staggs. Danny's life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Danny's pallbearers will be John Nelson, Jeff Cabe, Jerry Staggs, Cody Carpenter, Gary Janway and C.J. Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny's grandsons and the men of Temple Baptist Church. Danny's visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Danny's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
18 February 2004
ELSIE STAMPS

Elsie Mae Stamps, 92, of Waldron, Arkansas died Friday, February 13, 2004 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. Funeral services were held 10:00 am on Monday, February 16, 2004 at the Waldron Church of Christ with burial at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Westbrook of Virginia; two sons, Noral Stamps of Waldron and Perry Stamps of Bentonville, Arkansas; two sisters, Birtie Small of Stockton, California and Tommie Fulcher of Roswell, New Mexico; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Noral, Perry, Brad and Brent Stamps, Luther Bailey, Jr. and Don Crawford.

The Waldron News
13 June 2007
LOU STAMPS

Lou Stamps, 63, of Harrison, AR went to our Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2007. She was born November 12, 1943 to Lewis and Evelyn Lowrance in Sayre, Oklahoma. She was retired from the USDA as an inspector in the poultry industry. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Also by her brothers, Lewis Ray Lowrance of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Billy Joe Lowrance of Sayre, Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband, David Stamps; her sister, Sue Smoot of Eric, OK; her daughters, Shelley Buckles of Waldron, AR, Beverly Rush of Lubbock, TX; her sons, Shannon Stamps of Van Buren, AR, Bryan Stamps of Waldron, AR; ten grandchildren, Crystal, Nikkie, Alex, Joey, Sierra, Mack, Brianna, Lindsey, Rachel, Slaten; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Emily and Ashtyn; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2007 at the Waldron Church of Christ with interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Gary Lowrance, Ronnie Lowrance, Jeff Smoot, Kent Shuttlesworth, Alvin Stamps and Breck Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were Alex, Joey, Mack, Slaten and Ethan. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Flora Lawson, 757 Walker Lane, Waldron, AR 72958.

Scott County Times
23 October 2002
DELMA INGLE STANDERFER

WALDRON--Delma Ingle Standerfer died on October 15, 2002. Visitation was at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron on Thursday October 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There was a graveside service Friday October 18, at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Parks Cemetery in Nola. She was born July 8, 1912 to Alex and Mattie, was the widow of Buster, and sister to Arnold, her only surviving sibling. She was a life-long student of the Bible, and her wisdom, knowledge of God, and relationship with Jesus was evident to everyone who knew her. Her children, Evelyn (and Dub), Fritz, Tommy (and Sandy), Ted (and Karen) extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Russell Young and Mom's "angels" at Mercy hospital of Scott County, to Dr. David Hunton, Kim West, and the 4400 nursing staff at St. Edward's for the wonderful, tender care that Mom received. Her grandchildren, Jeri (and Larry), Jayme, Josh, Andrea and Claire, great-grandchild, Case (and Michael), and great great grandchild, Cameron also thank everyone who helped in any way to make Mammaw feel better. Pallbearers were Tom, Ted, and Josh Standerfer, Dub Smalling, Larry Jones, Michael St. John and Gary Ingle. Honorary pallbearers were Dorothy Stuart, Eleanor Perkins, Juanita Kastl, Lorene Lovett, Neda Mays and Mae Woodard.

Scott County Times
19 October 2005
MABLE STANDLEE

Former longtime Fritch resident Mable Standlee, 74, died Saturday, October 8 in Vitas Hospice in Houston. Funeral services were at 10 am Thursday at Brown's Chapel of the Fountains with Pastor Blake Westbrook, pastor of Celebration Family Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Pampa entrusted to Brown Funeral Directors of Borger. Mrs. Standlee was born March 22, 1931. She was a resident of Waldron, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Celebration Family Church. She married Ray "Jiggs" Standlee in August 1980 in Borger. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray "Jiggs" Standlee on August 26, 1998 and a son Guy Alonzo (Joe) Graves in 1990. Survivors include five sons, Larry Green of Stigler, Oklahoma, Jesse Graves of Waldron, Arkansas, Frank Graves of Llano and Marshall Graves and Eutaw Graves, both of Amarillo; six daughters, Susie Heidelberg of Fritch, Gloria Harris of Amarillo, Marilyn Likowski of Weleetka, Oklahoma and Lucille Reed, Eileene Martin and Peggy Ballard, all of Waldron, Arkansas; a sister Eva Ellison of Delta, Colorado and 39 grandchildren.

Scott County Times
28 November 2001
BILL STANDRIDGE

Eaphy Henry "Bill" Standridge, age 94, died at 6:00 am on November 25, 2001, while at Johnson County Regional Medical Center in Clarksville, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Novina (Phillips) Standridge in July of 1987 and 10 brothers and sisters. He was the son of Isaac Newton Standridge and Alice Eliza (Tate)Standridge originally from Rome, Georgia. Mr. Standridge is survived by two sons: Newton Standridge and wife Carol (Jones) Standridge of Norwalk, Iowa, and Dennis Standridge and wife Kathy (Domerese) Standridge of Clarksville, Arkansas, as well as 4 grand- children: Stephen and Michael of Norwalk, Iowa and Mark and Amber Standridge of Clarksville, Arkansas. Bill was born and raised in the Opal community near Mena, Arkansas, living throughout the western United States as he worked on various construction projects including the construction of the Vallecito Dam in Colorado from 1938 to 1941. He enlisted in the Navy at the onset of WWII surviving serious naval battles including the Battle of Kula Gulf during which the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedos on July 7, 1943 and the near sinking of the light cruiser USS Houston on October 14, 1944. During this valiant service to our country, Mr. Standridge received among his commendations, two purple hearts and the nickname "Bill" while helping to operate what was said to be the "fastest gun on the fightingest ship in the Pacific." Bill and Gladys were married while on leave during the war and settled back in the Mena area following the war. Mr. Standridge worked in hospital maintenance supervision most of the rest of his life. Retiring in 1966, he lived in Waldron and later Clarksville, Arkansas. Bill was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and dog trainer/breeder while living in Waldron, Arkansas, where he enjoyed hunting fox, deer, wolf and turkey. Funeral services were Monday, November 26, 2001 at 2:00 pm in the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Interment followed in the Lower Big Fork Cemetery in Opal, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
21 January 1998
MARY ANN STANLEY

Mary Ann Stanley, 63, of Mansfield died Wednesday January 14, 1998 in her home. She was a bank teller, a veteran of the Air Force, and a Baptist. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16 in Rock Creek Baptist Church with burial at Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield. Survivors include two daughters: Rebecca Lean Hall and Kathy Leigh Horton, both of Mansfield; one son-in-law, Vernon Horton, of Mansfield; one sister, Alice Miller, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and four grandchildren. Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
10 June 1998
JAMES L. STANTON

James L. Stanton, 50, of Conway, died May 25, 1998 in St. Vincents. He was a CPA and owner of Pizza Inn in Greenbrier. He was born in Conway on November 26,1947 to J.O. Stanton and Zula Holloway Stanton. He was a member of Bono Baptist Church. Funeral service was held on Thursday, May 28,1998 in Roller-McNutt Chapel with Rev. Ken Campbell and Rev. Tom Slinkard officiating. Burial was at Mallettown Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ricki Stanton, of Conway; his mother, Zula Stanton, of Conway; his sister, Nancy White, of Vilonia. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Lea Stanton. Roller-McNutt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
23 January 2002
DOUG STARK

Thomas Douglas "Doug" Stark, age 52, a resident of Pottsville, Arkansas, died after a brief illness Friday, January 18, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on May 11, 1949 in Russellville, Arkansas to J.D. and Neva Dane (Jones) Stark. Mr. Stark was a retired State Trooper with the State of Arkansas as well as a retired Army National Guardsman. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Stark, and mother, Neva Dene Stark Price. Doug was a member of Masonic Lodge #333, the Scott County Fox & Wolf Hunters Association, Waldron Volunteer Fire Department and the Mars Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Crow Mountain (Pottsville.) He is survived by his wife, Joanne G. Stark of Pottsville, Arkansas, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jason Douglas and Kathleen Stark of Subiaco, Arkansas and Scott Thomas and Kerry Stark of Russellville, Arkansas, one granddaughter, Sadie Ann Stark of Subiaco, Arkansas, two brothers, Donnie Stark of Pottsville, Arkansas, Danny Keith Stark of Heber Springs, Arkansas, his grandfather, Benton Thomas Jones of Crow Mountain, Arkansas, his step-father, A.J. Price, Pottsville, Arkansas, two step-sisters, Sandy Pugh of Russellville, Arkansas and Sherrie Orr of Dumas, Texas, four nieces and seven nephews. Funeral services were held 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at Humphrey Chapel officiated by Rev. Eldon Thomas and Rev. Bill Moody. Masonic services and burial services were held at Bowden Cemetery (Crow Mountain) under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Tommy Brown, Vernon Dollar, Shannon Hudgens, Joe E. Jones, Joe Dean Norris, Brad Stamps, Gary Thompson, Pete Westerman, Freddy Bowden, Greg Brown, Tommy Goates, David Harkey, Jimmy Hudgens, Sheldon Hudgens, Rick Metcalf, Dean Nichols, Steve Thompson, John Paul Tucker, David Tull, Steve Tull and Carl Warren.

Scott County Times
2 April 2003
GILBERT STARNES

Gilbert Lawrence Starnes, age 59, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Thursday, March 29, 2003 in Greenwood. He was born March 28, 1944 in Washington, DC and lived in Little Rock from 1948 to 1974 where he attended Forrest Park Elementary School and Joe T. Robinson Jr. High and High School. In 1974 he moved to Waldron, Arkansas. Mr. Starnes is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Fondren Starnes and a brother Kenneth Fondren Starnes II. He is survived by his mother, Jean Roderick of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Kay Bowers of Maryville, Tennessee and Sally Goldberg of Houston, Texas; one uncle, Buddy Gray of Waldron, and an aunt, Edna Harrison of Waldron, and an aunt, Edna Harrison of Waldron; three nieces; three nephews and several cousins. Funeral services were held at 10:30 on Monday, March 31, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop David Lee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment was held at Duncan Cemetery at Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
6 September 2000
ATHA MAE STARR

Atha Mae Starr, 85, of Waldron, Arkansas died August 29, 2000, in Blacksburg, Virginia. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by two daughters, Floyie Sue Kopf and Doris Delane Trout. Funeral services were held at 10 am on Saturday, September 2, 2000, at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Waldron. She is survived by her husband, Baxter Starr of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Doyle Wayne and Peggy Starr of Alexander, Arkansas; two sons-in-law, J.M. Kopf of Blacksburg and Benny Trout of Little Rock, Arkansas; one sister, Clarie House of Waldron; three brothers, Arthur Barnett, Ralph Barnett and Junior Barnett all of Waldron; 4 grandchildren and spouses, Jerry Michael and Chris Kopf of Blacksburg, Debra Sue and Tommy McClendon of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Randy Kopf of Blacksburg and Tammy Trout of Marietta, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer M. Kopf of Newport News, Virginia and Jonathan M. Kopf of Blacksburg. Pallbearers were J.M. Kopf, Jerry Kopf, Dale Kopf, Emmet Barnett, Kerry Barnett and Roger Rice.

Scott County Times
10 August 2005
BAXTER STARR

Baxter Wilard Starr, age 91, of Christianburg, Virginia died Wednesday, August 3, 2005 in Christianburg, Vrginia. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, a logger and farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Atha Mae (Barnett) Starr and two daughters, Floyie Sue Kopf and Doris Delane Trout. He brought joy to many with his love of a beautiful yard, garden and flowers. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Doyle Wayne and Peggy Starr of Bryant, Arkansas; two sons-in-law, J.M. Kopf of Chillhowie, Virginia, and Benny Trout of Little Rock, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Jerry Micheal Kopf and wife Chris of Radford, Virginia, Randy Kopf of Radford, Virginia, Debra Sue Kopf of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Tammy Trout of Atlanta, Georgia; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, August 6, 2005 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Serving as pallbearers were Bob Starr, Kerry Barnett, Emmet Barnett, Rudy Barnett, Derek Barnett and James House.

Scott County Times
27 March 2002
CORY STARR

Cory Matthew Starr, infant son of Tommy and Lisa Starr of Waldron, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Square Rock Cemetery with burial following under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his parents, Tommy G. and Lisa Marie Starr of the home; his godparents, James and Janett Bynum of Waldron; his grandparents, Tom and Jean Starr of Waldron, Mildred Croft of Greenwood and Larry and Annie Fullen of Pocola, Oklahoma; two sisters, Ashley Starr and Paige Starr of the home and two brothers, Ryan Starr and Cody Starr of the home.

The Waldron News
23 May 2007
ELZIE M. STARR

Elzie M. Starr, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a saw mill worker. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by four children, Kenneth Starr of Little Rock, AR, Pam Starr and Mike Starr both of Waldron, AR, and Ged Shorr of Byford, Georgia; one brother, Bob Starr of Sallisaw, OK; four sisters, Glenda Pope and Emma Green both of Waldron, AR, Wanda Langstone of Greenwood, AR and Shirley Bryant of Pocola, OK; and three grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Audie and Evelyn Starr and his brother, Billy Starr. Pallbearers were Robert Wayne Starr, Tim Starr, Greg Langley, Gary House and Mike Starr.

Scott County Times
18 July 2001
TENNIE STARR

Tennie A. Starr, 96, of Waldron died Sunday, July 15, 2001 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker, of the Pentecostal faith and the widow of Thomas Starr. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Cheesman and one son, James Himes. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, July 19, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Freedom Cemetery near Waldron. She is survived by four daughters, Lela Martin of Parks, Ernestine Taff of Midland, Betty Cheesman of Ravia, Oklahoma and Rosie Cheesman of Waldron; one son, Tommy Starr of Waldron; 54 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Darrell South, Clifford Oliver, Johnny Oliver, Ronald Oliver, Anthony Barnum and Jimmy Cheesman Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Gean Starr, Robert Taff and Brad Denny.

The Waldron News
30 September 2009
ALTO EDWARD STEARMAN

Alto Edward Stearman, 56, of Russellville, Arkansas passed away on Monday, September 22, 2009 in his home. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Alto is survived by his wife Norma Stearman; children Donna White, Theresa Pilgrim, Alto Stearman, Jr., Mary Stearman, Rachael Hampton; five grandchildren; three brothers, Lester Stearman, Linnie Stearman and David Stearman; sister Janette Johnson and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside Service was 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be David Hankins, Ed Anderson, Alto Stearman, Jr., Lester Searman, Jr., Chris Glen, Harold Pilgrim and Richard Weatherly.

The Waldron News
7 July 2010
CHARLES LEE VERNE STEARMAN

Charles Lee Verne Stearman, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at his residence. He was in the Army Air Corps and retired from a Waldron furniture factory. Charles is survived by his wife of 58 years Vida of the home; three sons, Denver (Joe) and William Stearman both of Waldron, Arkansas, Jerry and wife Lori of Heavener, Oklahoma, one daughter Joyce Pearcy and husband Marvin of Waldron, Arkansas, seven grandchildren: Jason Stearman and wife Kyla of Waldron, Arkansas, Tobie Stearman of Waldron, Arkansas, Crystal Newman and husband Jamie of Waldron, Arkansas, Billy Bob (Stearman) Allen of Waldron, Arkansas, Brittnee Stearman of Tacoma, Washington, Lynsi Stearman of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Paige Stearman of poteau, Oklahoma; two step granddaughters; four great grandchildren Matthew Lane and Steve Dale Newman, Megan and Jacob Stearman. He is also survived by five step great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. Charles is preceded in death by his parents Plato and Jeanette (Tallman) Stearman, infant son Harold Lee Verne Stearman, infant great granddaughter Hannah Newman and two brothers, Lester Stearman and Alto Anderson (Boo) Stearman. Funeral services were Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Sehorn Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Pallbearers were Jamie Newman, Ronnie Nelson, Gerald Essman, Jake Reed, David Yandell and Jason Stearman. Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Dedmon, David Byford and Allen Dozier.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
GEORGIA LEE STEARMAN

Georgia Lee Stearman, 67, of Parks, Arkansas died December 23, 1999 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 1999 at Parks Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by two daughters, Linnie Marie Stearman of Marianna, AR and Florence Jeanette Johnson of Jonesboro, AR; three sons, Lester Dewayne Stearman of Parks, AR, Alto Stearman of Parks, and William David Stearman of Hartman, AR; one sister, Johanna Bridges of Mt. Pine, AR; one brother, Johnny Robbins of Hot Springs, AR; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
23 March 2005
EVALENA STEELE

Evalena Steele, age 85, of Waldron died Friday, March 18, 2005 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by one brother, David, five sisters, Grace Leona, Lucy Jane, Cora Lee, Rosa Marie and Wanda June. She is survived by one brother John Dewayne of El Reno, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 11:00 am Monday, March 21, 2005 at Hon Cemetery at Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
30 March 2005
RICHARD STEELE

Richard Steele, age 85, of Waldron died Monday, March 21, 2005 in a Waldron hospital. He was a 101st Airborne Army veteran of W.W.II and retired from the City of Lawton, Oklahoma. He is survived by two sisters, Keren Lewelling of Lawton, Oklahoma; Loretta and husband Richard Tobias of Apple Valley, California; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 11:00 am Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Hon Cemetery at Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
16 February 2005
JOHN STEIFER

John Thomas Steifer, 54, of Bonnerdale, died Friday, February 11, 2005 at a local hospital. Born August 10, 1950 in Dallas, Texas to Clifton and Evelene Paschall Steifer. He was a member of Oma Community Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Karen Jones of Bonnerdale, Danny and Kay Morran of Parks, Arkansas and Steve and Lois Morran of Willspoint, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Gross Funeral Home Chapel.

The Waldron News
15 July 1998
JULIA ANN STEIFER

Julia Ann Steifer, 53, of Mt. Pine, Arkansas. died Wednesday, July 8, 1998 in Hot Springs. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star. Graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Survivors include four sisters: Erma Fay Arms, of Antlers, Oklahoma, Leila Higgins, of Booneville, Jessie Salisburg, of Green Rivers, Wyoming and Diane Sutterfield, of Antlers, Oklahoma; one brother, Doug Blackwell, of Jessieville; several nieces and nephews. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
10 January 2001
RAY STEPHENS

Ray Stephens, 82, of Huntington, Arkansas died Monday, January 8, 2001 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at Fellowship Baptist Church with burial at Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Witcherville, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield, AR. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Swearingen of Springdale, AR; three sons, Donnie Ray of Clarks Chapel, AR, Tommy of Kansas City, MO and Carroll of Fort Smith, AR; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Rodney Isreal, Steve Isreal, Steve Isreal, Shawn Stephens, Darrell Elliott, Chris Stephens and Darrin Stephens.

The Waldron News
8 November 2000
IDA MAE HARRIS STEVENSON

Ida Mae Harris Stevenson, 94, of Little Rock, widow of Wesley E. Stevenson, died Sunday, October 29, 2000. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas the daughter of William P. and Bessie Evatt Harris. She graduated from Waldron High School, attended the University of Arkansas, and graduated from UALR. She was a retired school teacher and sales person. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Little Rock. She is survived by a son Wesley E. Stevenson II and his wife Ida Kathryn of Little Rock; a granddaughter, Lisa Stevenson Thompson and her husband, Charles of Flippin, AR; and two great-grandchildren, Steven and Kimberly Thompson of Flippin, AR. Services were Thursday, Nov. 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home with Reverend Allan Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery.

Scott County Times
11 September 2002
BESSIE LEE STEWART

Waldron--A memorial service for Bessie Lee Stewart, 78, of Waldron will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 10 am at Hon Baptist Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Stewart died Sunday, September 8, 2002 at a Fort Smith hospital. She was a seamstress, a homemaker and a member of Hon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Stewart. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Harrison of Hon; two sons, Tommy Stewart and James Stewart both of Hon; a sister, Fern Baum of Mansfield; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
17 March 1999
DAVIDA SARIE STEWART

Davida Sarie Stewart, 30, of Henderson, Kentucky, formerly of Waldron, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 in Evansville, Indiana. She was former owner/operator of Changes By Sarie hair salon and a member of the Waldron Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by one son, Payton. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12 in Waldron Church of the Nazarene with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron. Survivors include her husband, Ron; one daughter, Abby Lou Edwards, of the home; three step-sons, Nick Stewart, of the home, Justin Stewart, of Waldron and Charlie Stewart, of Oregon; her parents, Max and Louanna Smith, of Waldron; maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Millard, of Waldron; paternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Linn Nelson, of Waldron; one sister, Saprina Yandell, of Waldron; one brother, Richard Edwards, of Fort Smith; two step-brothers, Michael Smith, of Mansfield and Jackie Smith, of Mansfield; two very special nieces: Alishia Deramus, of Waldron and Kayla Yandell, of Waldron; one great-niece, McKena Deramus, of Waldron; her best friend: Tonya "Lucy" Russell, of Waldron; brothers and sisters in Christ. Pallbearers were Randall Taff, Robert Sanders, Larry Russell, Danny Richmond, Gerald Essman and Stanley Brewer. Honorary pallbearers were Bud Rogers and Richard Cagle. Memorial contributions may be made to Abby Lou Edwards Memorial Fund, c/o The Scott County Bank [one line illegible.] Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Scott County Times
10 April 2002
MACK STEWART

Bolin Leston (Mack) Stewart, 80, of Boles, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 in his home. He was a veteran of WWII and a retired floor covering installer. Graveside services were held at 11 am Saturday, April 6, 2002 at the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Ann Stewart and one brother, Bruce W. Stewart of Danville, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Eldon Funk, Mack Rose, Bill Rogers, Jim Pickens, Gary Stewart Beasely and Bernis Rogers. Honorary pallbearer was Tom Scott.

Scott County Times
30 November 2005
MARYLIN STEWART

Marylin Ruth Burfield Pickens Stewart, age 45, of Plainview died Friday, November 25, 2005. She was born on September 23, 1960 in Danville, Arkansas. She was a mother and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya L. Brown, grandson, Trevor Brown, granddaughter, Katrina Metcalf, and grandmother, Alean Damon. Survivors are her husband, Rickey L. Stewart; three sons, Michael W. Pickens II of Plainview, Wesley A. Pickens of Waldron, Todd Roberts of Dardanelle; daughter, Kimberly Phipps; her father, Tony C. Burfield; her mother, Rebecca Rice; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony H. & Sharon Burfield, William & Melissa Burfield all of Plainview; eight grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Plainview with Rev. Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Interment will be at Square Rock Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Serving as pallbearers were David Baker, Wesley Pickens, Michael Pickens, Tony Carroll Burfield, Tony H. Burfield, William Burfield and J.D. Rochelle.

The Waldron News
24 November 2004
TRUDIE STEWART

Trudie Stewart, age 95 of Wichita, KS died Saturday, November 20, 2004 in Wichita. She was a homemaker. She lived most of her young adult life in southern California. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to Waldron, Arkansas. Following her husbands death, her health necessitated moving to Kansas to be cared for by her daughter. Knowing that her eternal security rests with her Heavenly Father and her trust in Jesus Christ, she confidently faced death with the scriptural assurance, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." She is survived by one son, Gary Stewart of Nashville, Tennessee; and one daughter, Elaine Booker of Bel Aire, Kansas; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Wheat State Manor, 601 S. Main, White Water, KS 67154 and Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th Street North, Bel Aire, KS 67226.

The Waldron News
30 December 1998
ZETTA STEWART

Zetta Stewart, 86, of Lubbock, Texas died Dec. 26, in Slaton, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist church. Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 30, at the Martin Funeral Home chapel, Waldron with burial at Union Hill Cemetery at Union Hill, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Survivors include one daughter, Wilma Freasier of Houston, Texas; one son, Alfred James of Lubbock, Texas; two granddaughters; three grandsons; 7 great grandchildren.

Scott County Times
30 October 2002
WILLIAM STIDMAN

William Gene (Billy) Stidman, 48, of Boles, Arkansas died Monday, October 28, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Lorine Stidman. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; four sons, Tony Hubbell of Tulsa, William Gene Stedman, Jr. of Waldron, Johnny Stedman of Gypsy, OK and Brandon Hubbell of Waldron; one sister Sharon Shelton of Klamath Falls, OR; four brothers, Danny Stidman, Bobby Stidman and Donald Stidman of OK, Sammy Stidman of Waldron; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Waldron News
5 December 2012
RUSSELL CLARKE STILLWAGEN

Russell Clark Stillwagen of California passed from this life Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Waldron, Arkansas. Russell was born November 10, 1922 to Alexander H. Stillwagen and Lily (Clark) Stillwagen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Russell was 90 years and 22 days old. Russell was raised in southern California. Russell attended North Hollywood High in Hollywood, California and graduated in the top 10% of his class. Russell was a homebuilder. He left his mark of expertise in California, Washingto, Oregon and Tennessee. He loved to garden and was great at it. Russell leaves behind to cherish his memory, one nephew, Colin Stillwagen of California and close friends Danny and Linda Rhyne of Waldron, Arkansas. Russell is preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Lily Stillwagen. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
12 May 2010 & 19 May 2010
CLORENA STINSON

Clorena Stinson, 93, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in a Waldron, Arkansas nursing home. She was born February 2, 1917 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to the late J.A. and Willie (Sanders) Hansard. Clorena is survived by one son, Kenneth Stinson and wife Lena of Kansas City, Missouri; two grandsons, Kenneth J. Stinson and wife Brenda J. of Gallatin, Missouri, Jeff Stinson and wife Rhonda of Smithville, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Anthony, Brandon and Dakota Stinson; one great-great granddaughter, Lexie Stinson; one sister, Jennie Miller; two nephews, James and Billy Wayne Miller. Clorena is preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband, W.C. Stinson. Clorena's funeral service was Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Waymon Hunt and Pastor Kenneth J. Stinson officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Her pallbearers were Kenneth J. Stinson, Kyle Stinson, Anthony Stinson, Jeff Stinson, Brandon Stinson and Dakota Stinson. Honorary pallbearers were James Miller and Billy Wayne Miller.

Scott County Times
24 April 2002
MARY STINSON

Mary Elizabeth Stinson, 77, of Waldron died Saturday, April 20, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a homemaker and the widow of Clyde Stinson and a member of the Winfield Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 2 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Winfield Baptist Church with burial following at Sehorn Cemetery in Winfield under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Slater of Waldron; one son, Jimmy Stinson of Waldron; 2 brothers, Tiney Cole of Anderson, Missouri and Tivas Cole of Bellflower, California; 3 grandchildren, Michael and Lance Stinson of Waldron and Lana Thompson of Las Vegas, Nevada; 2 great grandchildren, Brittany and Ryan Thompson. Pallbearers were Glen Dale Sparks, Charlie Lawler, Dale Suttles, Lance Stins, Mike Stinson and Bill Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Rainey Ridenhour and James Kopf.

The Waldron News
25 July 2007
MAJ. MITCHELL TODD STINSON

Maj. Mitchell Todd Stinson, 38, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007 in his home in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He was a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, a Juvenile Probation officer and a Methodist. Graveside funeral service was 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2007 at the Duncan Cemetery with interment in the Duncan Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his parents, Harold and Corene Stinson of Waldron, Arkansas; and one brother, Russell Stinson of Waldron, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
9 October 2002
OPIE FRED STINSON

Opie Fred Stinson, 73, passed away on September 8, 2002 in a Hanford, California hospital. He was born May 13, 1929 in Waldron, Arkansas. He had lived in the Corcoran, California area for 50 years and was a ranch foreman for J.G. Boswell Co. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served as a Staff Sgt. In the U.S. Army. He was a man that was well liked by all those that worked for him as well as all those that knew him. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vera of the home; three sons, Freddie and Michael of Corcoran, CA and Steve of Atascadero, CA; one daughter, Patricia Mata of Corcoran, CA; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by two sisters, Norma Cockrell of Fresno, CA and Erma Worthen of Waldron, AR; a niece and nephew, Jimmy Clyde Stinson and Linda Slater both of Waldron, AR. Graveside services were held on Friday, September 13th at the Corcoran Cemetery with arrangements by People's Funeral Chapel.

The Waldron News
8 August 2001
WILLIAM "BILL" STINSON

William "Bill" Stinson 74, of Howe, Oklahoma died Wednesday, August 1, 2001 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was a long-time resident of the area, a member of the Monroe Church of Christ where he often led singing, and was a member of the Ridge Runners Singing Group. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2001 at the Church of Christ in Monroe, OK with burial at Howe Cemetery in Howe, Oklahoma under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, OK. He is survived by his wife, Blanch; son, Donald Randy Stinson and daughter-in-law Pam of Tonkawa, OK; two sisters, Eupha Thompson and her husband Dale of Bates, AR and Mona Brothers and her husband Alfred of Bates, AR; one brother R.E. Stinson and his wife Rose of Ft. Gibson, OK; three grandchildren, Caleb, Ethan and Emily Stinson all three of Tonkawa, OK; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Don Stinson.

The Waldron News
19 June 2013
WILLIAM "PHIL" STINSON

William "Phil" Stinson of Cedar Creek, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Phil was born April 9, 1931 in Cedar Creek, Arkansas to Lester W. Stinson and Eula Ann (Nelson) Stinson. Phil was 82 years, 2 months and 5 days old. Phil spent his early years in Arkansas, leaving to join the Air Force in 1950 where he proudly served his country during the Korean War. After leaving military service, Phil worked for General Motors, then worked as a contractor in Kansas City. In the early 1970's he returned to his childhood home, where he ran the family farm. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. Phil was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Phil leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Mary, of the home; two children, Sherry Stinson of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Bernie Stinson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Papaw will forever be missed by two grandchildren, Bronson Stinson of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Benjamin Stinson of Hayworth, Oklahoma. Phil is survived by his dear mother-in-law, Bernice Thornton, of the home. Phil will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him including a host of cousins, wonderful friends and loved ones. Phil's life celebration was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Grady Parker and Waymon Hunt officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Phil's pallbearers were Ben Stinson, Bronson Stinson, James Forbes, Buel Watts, Kenneth Stinson and John Hammons. Phil's visitation was Monday, June 17, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Phil's family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Times
13 December 2000
ELVA STITES

Elva Elmore Stites, 87, of Cedarville, Arkansas, formerly of Huntington, died Sunday, December 3, 2000 in a Van Buren nursing home. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Funeral services were held at 1 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Dawson Cemetery in Milltown, Arkansas. She is survived by five daughters, Faye Drewry of Cedarville, Arkansas, Betty Edison of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Louise Hale of Waldron, Mary Sue Hawks of Greenwood, Arkansas and Shirley Mahan of Van Buren, Arkansas; one sister, Dicy Hays of Fort Smith; 21 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
29 December 1999
VIRGIL LEE STITES

Virgil Lee Stites, 72, of Blackfork, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 22, 1999 in his home. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Blackfork, AR. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 23 at Friendship Baptist Church with burial at Blackfork Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Johnson of Blackfork, AR; three grandchildren, Cari Vann, Terri Harrison and Michelle Flemens; and three great-grandchildren, Jerod Flemens, Jeremy Harrison and Brandi Harrison.

The Waldron News
27 June 2007
THOMAS J. STOCKTON

Thomas J. Stockton, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas died in his home on June 25, 2007. He was born July 6, 1932 to Gerald M. and Fern (Schaefer) Stockton in Stanbury, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Patricia Redeker of Olpe, KS. Tom proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked for the F.W. Woolworth Company for 19 years, managing both Woolworth and Woolco Stores. He owned and operated Tee Jay's Discount in Fayetteville, Farmington and Alma for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of the home. He was the proud father of five children, Teri Ramirez and her husband Daniel of Ft. Smith, Larry "Randy" Stockton and his partner Iris Aquilina of London, England, Melinda Watson and her husband Brett of Baroda, MI, Patrick of the home and Donna Jones and her husband Don of Ft. Smith. He was the grandfather of 16 grandchildren, Christopher Ramirez, Sarah Ramirez Bravo and Nathan Ramirez all of Ft. Smith, AR, Heather Stockton Ward and Larry R. Stockton, Jr. both of Benton, MS, Tabitha Stockton of England, Thomas Stockton of South Africa, Lucy Bailey, Abigail Bailey, Lance Bailey and James Anderson all of England, Krysten Watson of Baroda, MI, Rhiannon Stockton of Farmington, AR, Joshua Jones, Matthew Jones and Lindsey Jones all of Ft. Smith, AR. He was the great grandfather of 14, Tommy Bravo, Alora Ramirez-Rice, Zachary Jones, Benjamin Jones, Damien Jones, Kianna Jones, Bethany Ward, Gracie Ward, Kaya Stockton, Rebe Stockton, Sasha Bailey, George Foster, Jacob Foster and Leon Bailey. He is also survived by brothers, Gerald Stockton and wife Wilma of Springdale, AR, Larry Stockton and wife Carol of Ft. Scott, KS and Kevin Stockton of San Antonio, TX; one sister, Orpha Bell and husband Jim of Duncan, AZ and brother-in-law, Lou Redeker of Olpe, KS. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Square Rock Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Christopher Ramirez, Nathan Ramirez, Josh Jones, Matthew Jones, Larry Stockton, Jr. and Harold Burt.

Scott County Times
28 May 2003
ESTHER ANN STOKES

Esther Ann Stokes of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, May 22, 2003 in a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a homemaker. Cremation service will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Richard; one daughter, Lela Stokes of Waldron, Arkansas; one son, Burton Stokes of Broomfield, Ohio; and two brothers.

The Waldron News
5 November 2003
KENNETH HOWELL STOKES

Kenneth Howell Stokes, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was born July 9, 1925 in Philadelphia, Mississippi to James Carl Stokes and Ruth Ellen Howell. He retired from the Arkansas State Highway Department, was a World War II veteran and a Methodist. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 5 at Smith Mortuary Chapel with burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Caulksville, Arkansas under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Inc. of Charleston, AR. He is survived by his wife, Laura Stokes, of the home; two sisters, Hazel Hudnell of DeKalb, Miss. and Gwin Robertson of Jackson, Miss; and several nieces and nephews.

The Waldron News
27 June 2001
EDITH E. STONE

Edith E. Stone, age 81, of Danville, formerly of Waldron, died Thursday, June 21, 2001. She was born September 5, 1919 in Chico, Texas to the late Vester Lufin and Myrtle Adelia Cantwell Morrow. She was a mother and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford Lee Stone, a daughter, Janie Tillman, two grandsons, David Tillman and Branton Tillman, and two brothers, V.L. Morrow and Grady Morrow. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Paul Gilbert of Danville, AR; two sons and daughter-in-law, Lee and Sue Stone of San Jon, NM and Scott Stone of Las Vegas, NV; brother and sister-in-law, Glinn and Betty Morrow of Chico, TX; sister-in-law, Lois Morrow of Bridgeport, TX; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Delton Beall officiating. Burial was at 2:00 p.m. at Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.

Scott County Times
15 May 2002
LOUIS STONE

Louis Martin Stone, 75, of Weatherford, Texas died Thursday, May 9, 2002 in his home. He was a retired carpenter, veteran of WWII and a member of the Carpenter's Union. Graveside services were held at 10 am Monday, May 13, 2002 at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. He is survived by two daughters, Tremecie Stone of Garland, Texas and Sandra Parrish of Richardson, Texas; one sister, Sharon Daley of Chouteau, Oklahoma; four brothers, Ralph Stone of Granbury, Texas, Donald Stone and Glen Stone both of Weatherford and Jack Stone of Fort Smith, and one grandchild, Lauren Parrish.

Scott County Times
17 April 2002
JIMMIE STORMES

Jimmie Helen Stormes, 73, of Bates, Arkansas died Thursday, April 11, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired teacher for the Waldron Public School System and former Scott County J.P. and she was a member of the Bates Baptist Church and widow of Emmett Stormes. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Bates Baptist Church with burial at Weeks Cemetery in Weeks, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Rice of Bates and Susan Crane of Wister; one sister, Bonnie Robinson of Weeks; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy Rice, Paul Rice, Rocky Allyn Crane and Haley Crane; two great- grandchildren, Grant Rice and Harleigh Rice. Pallbearers were Jeremy Rice, Paul Rice, Rocky Allyn Crane, Caleb Free, Josh Free, Danie Free and Haley Crane. Honorary pallbearers were Clay Woodall, Billy Biggs, Quinten Tallmadge, Bobby Ammons and Brandon Jones.

Scott County Times
12 February 2003
HOYT LEE STORTS

Waldron--Hoyt Lee Storts, 75, of Waldron passed away on Sunday February 2, 2003 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired janitor. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duncan Cemetery, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife Iva; three daughters, Ola Shaddon of Waldron, Arkansas; Leona Storts of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Ladonna Storts of Danville, Arkansas; one son, Lee Storts of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two brothers, J.W. Storts of College Grove, Oregon; James Storts of Eugene, Oregon; and three grandchildren.

The Waldron News
23 July 2008
RONALD STORY

Ronald Wayne Story, 65, of Fort Smith died July 15, 2008 in Fort Smith. He served 19 years for the U.S. Army and was called up during the Berlin Crisis in 1962, and was a Staff Sergeant upon leaving the military. He worked for Pirelli Cable for 17 1/2 years in Hot Springs prior to moving to Fort Smith in 1985 to work at Fort Chaffee on temporary tours with the U.S. Army Reserves. In 1998 when Fort Chaffee no longer belonged to the Federal Government he went to work at the McAlester Ammunition Plant in McAlester, OK and retired from the Federal Government with 20 years of service in 2005. He currently worked for the State of Arkansas at Fort Chaffee as a heavy equipment operator. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jeannie of the home; three sons, Tony and Kevin of St. Louis, MO and Jerry of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, three daughters, Veronica "Ronni" Sims and Michelle of Hot Springs and Kelly of Little Rock; and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, M.K. "Jack" and Lucille Story. Funeral service was Friday, July 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 10:00 am in the U.S. National Cemetery all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Savely and all employees at Fort Chaffee Roads and Grounds and Peachtree Hospice.

The Waldron News
10 October 2012
JACQUETTE LEOVA (JACKIE) MILLS STOUT

Jackie Stout went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 3. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Bertha Mills, one daughter, Jana Lynette, and loving husband of 54 years, Samuel Floyd Stout. She is survived by her two sisters, Catherine and Linda, four children, Shelley, Leslie, Stephen and Stacey, nine grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. Jackie was born in the Nella community and went to school at Parks until the family moved to California in 1943. There she graduated from Reedley High School at the age of 16 and continued in college to become a schoolteacher. In 1950 she started work at Firebaugh, CA, where she taught for three years. That year she decided to go north to Alaska to pursue adventure and higher pay, which she found in the Native villages in the Last Frontier. It was also there that she met a tall Texan named Samuel Stout. They were married on December 31, 1954, and were still living in Alaska after coming to Scott county and buying a farm at Parks in 1958. They came here permanently in 1962. Mrs. Stout started teaching at Waldron in the fall of 1965, with a degree from Fresno State, teaching first and second grade, and reading, and after earning her Masters from Henderson State in Arkansas in 1978, she taught until she retired from Waldron in 1985. That fall she went back to teach in Alaska, retiring from up there in 1995. Jackie was an avid gardener and used the canned and frozen goods to help feed the family. She loved her flower gardens and cherished her grandchildren. In the winter she sewed, and in retirement she was able to indulge her love for making prize-winning heirloom quilts, which she made as gifts to family and friends. She was a member of the Parks Methodist Church, and was gardening and quilting right up until the day before she went to the hospital. Funeral Services were held at the Parks Methodist Church on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with burial at the Shiloh Church Cemetery at Nella afterward. Visitation was at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 5th. Pallbearers will be Stephen Stout, Taylor Hogan, Grant Hogan, Parker Hogan, Ozzie Berglund and Ivan Hunter.

Scott County Times
17 October 2001
LULA STOUT

Lula Marie Stout, 85, of Waldron died Saturday, October 13, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. She was a retired waitress and a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Waldron First Baptist Church with burial at Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by one daughter, Jeanie Caudle of Tulare, California; one son, Rick Barnes of Visalia, California; one brother, Benny Craig of San Jose, California; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grand- children and several great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Paul Plummer, Glen Dale Sparks, A.G. Morrison, Warren Gassaway, Neil Cherry and Fred Copeland.

The Waldron News
7 October 2009
SAM STOUT

Sam Stout, 81, of Parks, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in a Waldron hospital. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Jacquette Stout of the home; three daughters, Shelley Stout, Leslie Stout Hunter, Stacey Bauerle; one son Steven Stout; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral Service was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Shiloh Baptist Church with burial at the Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Cliff Bauerle, Ivan Hunter, David Williams, Chris Williams, Nathan Franklin and Rich Himes. Honorary Pallbearers were Thurman Franklin, Dalton Hawkins, George Hawkins and Mike Hogan.

The Waldron News
13 October 2010
GERALD D. STOVALL

Gerald D. Stovall, 69, of Greenwood, Arkansas went to be with his Lord Thursday, October 7, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. Gerald was born March 31, 1941 in Sims, Arkansas to Bud and Verla (Laird) Stovall. Gerald is survived by three sisters, Mary Brewer of Waldron, Arkansas, Regenia Evans of Waldron, Arkansas, Linda Lovett and husband Bill of Waldron, Arkansas; two nieces, Elizabeth Dees and husband of New Hope, Arkansas, Jennifer Root and husband of Waldron, Arkansas; two nephews, Stanley Brewer and wife of Waldron, Arkansas and Dusty Lovett of Waldron, Arkansas. Gerald was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a brother-in-law, Lonnie Brewer; and nephew, Heath Evans. Gerald's family will hold a private memorial service in the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Arrangements and cremation was entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
16 February 2005
VERLA STOVALL

Verla Stovall passed peacefully from this life into the next Saturday, February 12, 2005. She was at home in Waldron, Arkansas. She was a Christian and a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church and the Ladies Aux. Born June 24, 1919 to Tommy and Ethel Laird. She was preceded in death by both parents and three sisters, Imojean Laird, Treva Boyd and Sue Boggess. She is survived by one son, Gerald Stovall of Mena, Arkansas; three daughters, Mary Brewer, Regina Evans and Linda Lovett and husband Bill all of Waldron, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Stanley and Tina Brewer, Elizabeth and Raymond Dees, Heath and Gail Evans, Jennifer and Richie Root and Dusty Lovett; six great-grandchildren, Ashley Dees, Tyler Brewer, Easton Evans, Eryn, McKenna and Trevor Root. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 14, 2005 at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were John, Joe and Jim Laird, L.D. Powell, Eddie Swisher and Joey Brown. Honorary pallbearers were her great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
1 May 2002
EARL CARL STREICH

Earl Carl Streich, 69, of the Freedom community, passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at his home. He was Fire Chief for Northwest Scott Volunteer Fire Department for four years, was a veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Sears repairs. He was a loving husband and father of seven children. Funeral service is planned for Saturday, May 4, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with Rev. Ray Boggs officiating. Burial will be at Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Visitation with family and friends will be on Friday, May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Susan Streich of the home; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Lisa and Alan Farmer of Raleigh, NC, Rhonda Streich of Yucaipa, CA; Dana and Donnie Adkins of Freedom area and Pamela and Mark Rory of Corona, CA; three sons and two daughters-in- law, Gary and Kathy Streich of San Diego, CA, Philip Streich of Riverside, CA, Frank and Dolly Ann Guerrero of Molokai, Hawaii; three sisters, Lorraine Stromswold of Seattle, WA, Marie Hinz of Riverside, CA and Grace Streich of St. Paul, MN; three brothers, Vernon Streich of Madison, MN, Emil Streich of Clarksfield, MN and Kenneth Streich of St. Paul, MN; 17 grandchildren, Andrew & Ashley Farmer, Stephanie & Betsy Diamond, Kayla Watson, Nicolette Rory, Amber & Steven Streich, Frank, Julia, Keoni and Jason Guerrero, Seth & Josh Watson, Tommy, Brandon & Jaclyn Adkins; and several nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Northwest Scott Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Streich will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The Waldron News
13 October 2010
ADA MAE TETERS STRICKLAND

Ada Mae Teters Strickland, 81, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Conway, Arkansas. She was born November 18, 1928 in Ada, Minnesota to the late Charles Jasper Teters and Ada Mae (Spoon) Teters. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Allen Strickland of Conway, Arkansas; her son Dale Allen Strickland of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and her sister Jeannie (Teters) Kroshus and her brothers in law, Dewey Kroshus of Ada, Minnesota and Melvin Tveita of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Survivors include her sister, Hazel Tveita of Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughters Fay and husband David Clark of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Debbie Strickland of Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada, and Carol and husband Mike Hess of Conway, Arkansas, daughter in law Becky (Strickland) Lindner of Andover, Minnesota, grandchildren, Dawn and husband Todd Peterson of Fargo, North Dakota; Colin and wife Sue Clark of Baltimore, Maryland; Jessica Robinson and fiance Mike Matthiessen of Edmonton, Alberta. Canada; Lisa and husband Drew Rongere of Andover, Minnesota; Brett and wife Alyssa Strickland of St. Paul, Minnesota; and Lindsey, Paige and Mason Hess of Conway, Arkansas; and also a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. Ada was born on a farm in Minnesota. She attended college in Moorhead, MN where she met her huband, Clarence. After they married in 1948, they lived in Minneapolis. In 1960 the family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They returned to Minneapolis in 1971. In 1977 they retired to a farm in Waldron, Arkansas. Ada and Clarenc were recognized by Tyson Corporation several times for their successful chicken farming. They spent their final years in Conway, AR. The family of Ada Strickland wants to say a special thanks to the Faulkner County Senior Citizens Center, Unity Day Care, Patrick and Susan Dickens and our cousin Gena Shearer. These groups and individuals made our mother's last years so full of love and support that there is not enough words to express our deepest gratitude. God bless all of you. Her passion was her family and participating and watching sporting events. She was very involved in her church activities. Ada was a spunky, energetic, fun-loving woman who loved her family. Her children will miss her love, guidance and support in their lives. The family requests that memorials be made in Ada's name to: Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham St., Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on October 9, 2010 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home, 801 8th Ave., Conway, AR 72032.

The Waldron News
7 June 2006
CLARENCE ALLEN STRICKLAND

Clarence Allen Strickland, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at his home in Conway. He was born June 12, 1922 in White Rock, South Dakota to the late Frank Burton Strickland and Jessie Elizabeth Fairburn Strickland. He was preceded in death by two sons, Dale Strickland and Allen Howard, and sisters, Louise Strickland and Vivian Franck. Survivors include his wife, Ada Mae Teters Strickland of the home, three daughters, Fay Clark and her husband Dave of Minneapolis, MN and their children, Dawn Peterson of Fargo, ND, Colin Clark of Chicago, IL; Debbie Stricland of Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada and her daughter Jessica Robinson of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Carol Hess and her husband Mike of Conway and their children Lindsey Hess, Paige Hess and Mason Hess all of Conway; Dale Strickland's children, Lisa Rongere and Brett Strickland both of Minneapolis, MN and many great grandchildren. He was a WWII veteran who fought in Okinawa. An entrepreneur throughout his life, he started heating and air businesses in Minneapolis, MN and Winnipeg, Manitoba and later returned to Minneapolis and established a silver refining company. In 1976 he retired to a life of cattle and chicken farming in Waldron, Arkansas. He and Ada were recognized by Tyson Corporation several times for their successful chicken farm. Always an innovator, during a particularly cold winter he drew on his heating and air skills to develop a heater design that is still in use in chicken farming industry today. His real passion was flying. He owned and flew many planes throughout his life. He kept his pilot's license and flew into his 70s. The family requests that memorials be made in Clarence's name to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham St., Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409. Cremation arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway. The family will hold a private memorial service.

The Waldron News
6 March 2002
MISS WILLARD STRICKLAND

Miss Willard Strickland, 81, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died February 26, 2002 in Fort Smith. She attended Hon Baptist Church in Hon, Arkansas. She was a retired secretary for various law firms and was a WWII veteran with the U.S. Army as a member of the Women's Army Corp. Funeral service was at noon on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Hon Community under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She is survived by one sister, Betty Jo Strickland Richardson of Buffalo Grove, IL; two nieces, Helen Craig of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Agnes Marcus of Buffalo Grove, IL; one nephew, Charles Richardson of Genoa, IL; two great nieces, Kimberly Goulding of Streamwood, IL, Melissa Marcus of Buffalo Grove, IL; one great nephew, Chris Iverson of Rolling Meadows, IL. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

The Waldron News
22 April 1998
WILMA ILENE STRICKLAND

Wilma Ilene Strickland, 77, of Waldron died Monday, April 13,1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was retired from U.S. Post Office, a member of the Hon Baptist Church, and the Eastern Star. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 1998 in Hon Baptist Church with burial at Hon Cemetery in Hon. Survivors include two sons: Larry Long and Charles Long, both of Waldron; two sisters: Martha Lee Grigsby, of Waldron and Betty Jo Lambert, of Nola; one brother, Allen Burl Syler, of Arkadelphia; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Carl Long, Vernis McKinzie, Jason Nelson, C.D. Gwin, Dewayne Barto, John Schlorff and Ray Jet.

The Waldron News
18 November 1998
BESSIE BEATRICE STRINGER

Bessie Beatrice Stringer, 82, of Hon died Nov. 14, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of a Baptist Church. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Hon Baptist Church with burial at Hon Cemetery, in Hon, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. She is survived by her husband, J.A. (Red) Stringer; two sons, G.W. and Freddie Stringer, both of Fort Smith; two sisters, Hettie Scott of Goodman, Missouri, Hazel Fields of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, Jack Newman of Cypress, California, Mangus Newman of Fort Smith; five grandchildren, Mark Stringer, Todd Stringer, Regina Garcia, Amy Stringer and Angela Nigh; and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mark, Todd, Mike and Paul Stringer, Malvin Newman and Lindon Scott.

The Waldron News
13 February 2008 & 5 March 2008
CHARLES "GENE" STRINGER

Charles "Gene" Stringer, 74, of Barling, Arkansas born October 23, 1933 in Hon, Arkansas died February 5th, 2008 in his home. He was retired from a furniture manufacturing company. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. on February 7, 2008 at Martin Funeral Chapel with burial at Hon Cemetery at Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by one son, Rodney Eugene Stringer of Booneville; two sisters, Marie Starr of Mt. Pine, AR and Rita McCann of Waldron, AR; two granddaughters, Farrah and Jacque Hall and one grandson, Nicholas Hall. Pallbearers were Sherman Pettigrew, Richard Surger, Jeramy Basham, Kelly Poor, John Egan and Curtis Clymer.

The Waldron News
22 May 2013
FREDDIE CHARLES STRINGER

Freddie Charles Stringer of Fort Smith went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, May 17, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Fred was born October 23, 1946 to Arvil "Red" and ess (Newman) Stringer in Waldron, Arkansas. Fred was 66 years, 6 monhs and 24 days old. Fred was a member and deacon of the Rye Hill Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Fred graduated from Waldron High School in 1964. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor of science Degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1970 from the University of Arkansas. He married his love, Lea Hudgens, in January of 1967. Fred was a Project Engineer and RC& D coordinator for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He retired in 2000 after 43 years of service. Fred enjoyed going quail hunting, going to Razorback football and basketball games. Fred loved his family very much and taking his grandson Clay to trap shoot. Fred leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Lea Stringer of the home; one daughter, Angela Nigh of Greenwood, Arkansas; one son, Todd Stringer of Greenwood, Arkansas; one grandson, Clayton M. Nigh of Greenwood, Arkandas; one brother, G.W. Stringer and wife Barbara of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Fred is also survived by one uncle, Jess Stringer and wife Nancy of Hackett, Arkansas; two aunts, Rita McCann and husband Tom of Waldron, Arkansas and Marie Starr of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Fred will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him includinghis nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Arvil "Red" Stringer and Bess (Newman) Stringer and a baby brother. Fred's life celebration was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Rye Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Make Franklin officiating. Interment was in the Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Fred's pallbearers were Mark Stringer, Ronnie Keener, Bill Garner, Jerry McGary, Herman Jarrett and Gary Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of the Rye Hill Baptist Church. Fred's visitation was 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas, where the family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Rye Hill Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Hon Cemetery Fund, c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 355, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
23 January 2002
GARLAND EUGENE STRINGER

Garland Eugene Stringer, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 16, 2002 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a custodian for Fresno Unified School District, a member of Hon Baptist Church in Hon, AR and an Army veteran of WWII. A memorial service was at 2:00, Saturday, January 19th at Hon Baptist Church in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Stringer of the home; three daughters, Barbara Phillips of Coleville, CA, Donna Kaiser of Galt, CA and Geneva Null of Sacramento, CA; two sons, Charles Stringer of Eugene, OR and Albert Stringer of Berlin, Germany; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Scott County Times
31 January 2001
JAMES STRINGER

James Arvil "Red" Stringer, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas died on Monday, January 29, 2001 in a Waldron hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Hon Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at the Hon Baptist Church with burial at Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by two sons, G.W. and Freddie Stringer of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two sisters, Rita Thomas of Waldron and Marie Starr of Mt. Pine, Arkansas; three brothers, Turner Stringer of Corcoran, CA, Eugene Stringer of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Jessie Stringer of Hackett, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Mark Stringer, Todd Stringer, Regina Garcia, Amy Stringer and Angela Nigh; four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Mark Stringer, Todd Stringer, Mike Stringer, Paul Stringer, Kenneth Nevills and Linden Scott. Viewing will be Wednesday, January 31, 2001 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hon Baptist Church, c/o Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 786, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

The Waldron News
28 February 2007
DOROTHY MAE STUART

Dorothy Mae Stuart, 73, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2007 in a Waldron nursing home. She was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lewis Stuart, Jr. of the home; one sister, Shirley Schulte of Tulsa, Oklahoma; numberous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil R. and Edna Mae Nutt; one sister, Deloris Bailey; two brothers, Marvin Nutt and Thomas Nutt. Pallbearers were Fritz Morales, Darrell Burdess, Tom Workman, Ken Schulte, John Cottrill, J.D. Graham. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Phelan, Kenny Thomlinson, Ira Yeoman and O'Dell Staggs.

The Waldron News
9 January 2008 & 16 January 2008
FLORENCE K. STUART

Florence K. Stuart, 77, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at her home. She was a retired poultry farm owner and operator. She was a long time volunteer at the Waldron Senior Center. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Lower Center Point Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn S. Nichols of Waldron, Arkansas, Linda S. Johnson and her husband Theo of Mansfield, Arkansas; one son, James D. Stuart and his wife Pam of Waldron, Arkansas; a very special family friend Delta Yandell; two sisters, Kathleen Higgins, Geneva Patrain; one sister-in-law, Ruby Ray; four grandchildren, Melissa Cambell, Joseph A. Dinar, Audrey L. Duncan, James D. Stuart; ten nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, J.B. Stuart. Pallbearers were James (Jay) Stuart, David Duncan, Ted Johnson, Carl Johnson, Kenny Johnson and Terry Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Dinar and Jerald Hattabaugh.

Scott County Times
14 May 2003
HARRY STUART

Harry Lee Stuart, 82, of Boles, Arkansas died Friday, May 9, 2003 in a Waldron nursing home. He was a veteran of WWII and retired electronic supervisor for the railroad. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, May 12, 2003 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Delores of the home; three daughters, Linda Parker of Amarillo, Texas, Mary Lou Bennett of Amarillo, Texas and Donna Arnoldy of Tipton, Kansas; one son, Don Stuart of Amarillo, Texas; seven step-children; two sisters, Minnie Guether of Hallsville, Missouri and Georgia Mae Robinson of Brookfield, Missouri; two brothers, Bob Stuart of Brookfield, Missouri and George Stuart of Springfield, Missouri; twelve grandchildren, fourteen step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
5 April 2000
J.B. STUART

J.B. Stuart, 76, of Waldron, Arkansas died Thursday, March 30, 2000 in his home. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Arkansas State Highway Department and a veteran of WWII. Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Lower Center Point Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Florence K. Stuart; two daughters, Marilyn Nichols of Waldron, AR and Linda S. Johnson of Abbott, AR; one son, James D. Stuart of Waldron, AR; one sister, Ruby Ray; and four grandchildren, Melissa Ann Stuart, Joseph A. Dinar, Audrey Lynn Stuart and James D. (Jay) Stuart. Pallbearers were Carl Johnston, Ted Johnston, Kenny Johnston, T.J. Johnston, Joseph Dinar and Jay Stuart. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Yandell and Mike Parkhurst.

The Waldron News
2 July 2008 & 9 July 2008
J.C. STUART

J.C. "Red" Stuart, 86, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a foreman at a sawmill and a member of Hon Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Stuart; two daughters, Judy Poole of Waldron, AR and Debra Hefner of Van Buren, AR; one son, Harvey Stuart of Y-City, AR; five grandchildren, Matthew Poole, Stacia Strunk, Anthony Merideth, Lindsay Stuart, Hannah Stuart; one great-grandchild; one brother, T.H. Stuart of Waldron, AR; several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the Hon Baptist Church with interment at the Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be J.T. Rogers, Wesley Beshears, Brad Lemasters, David Tull, Jim Young and Junior Newman. Honorary pallbearers will be Obie Beshears and Willie Newman.

The Waldron News
16 March 2011
LEWIS STUART

Lewis Stuart, longtime resident of Waldron, Arkansas and Sand Springs, Oklahoma died Friday, March 4, 2011 at Owasso, Oklahoma at the age of 82. He had worked as a welder at Flint Steel before traveling around the United States as a Boilermaker. He was preceded in death by Dorothy Mae Nutt Stuart, his wife of 50 years. Services were held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Moore's Rosewood Chapel in Tulsa. He was buried at Center Point Cemetery in Arkansas next to his wife and near his parents. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

The Waldron News
1 August 2012
NANCY JANE STUART

Nancy Jane Stuart of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, July 23, 2012 in a Fort Smith, Arkansas hospital. Nancy was born February 27, 1962 to Kenneth Hines and Oleta Faye Smith in Kansas City, Kansas. Nancy was 50 years, 4 months and 26 days old. Nancy was a very caring and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend who always put others first before herself. When Grandma Nancy wasn't playing and spending time with her grandbabies she enjoyed painting, building puzzles, and watching television. Nancy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Larry Stuart of Waldron, Arkansas; two sons, Daniel Stuart and wife Erica of Waldron, Arkansas, John Stuart of Waldron, Arkansas; one daughter, Tabetha Jones and husband Lance of Muldrow, Oklahoma; four grandchildren: Jesse Beck, Brandon Stuart, Tristan Jones and Tyler Jones. Nancy is also survived by her mother, Oleta Smith and five sisters, Becky Haga and husband Bill, Peggy Hull and husband Kevin, Deanna Smalley, Joni Hines, Connie Willis and husband Jack. Nancy is preceded in death by her father Kenneth Hines. Nancy's graveside service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the Center Point Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Nancy's pallbearers were Larry Stuart, Daniel Stuart, John Stuart, Lance Jones, Wally Reed and Tim Stuart. Nancy's visitation was Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
1 February 2006
VERA STUART

Vera Stuart, age 83 of Hon, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Waldron Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2006 at the Waldron Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Vera was born on April 20, 1922 near Crawford, Texas to Henry and Clara Westerfield. She was a mother and homemaker for her three boys Jack, Roger and Robert and her husband of 63 years, Granville. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Weber, Leona Neuman, Myrtle Buth, Sammie Richter; brothers Wallace and Ira Westerfield. Mrs. Stuart is survived by her sons, Jack Stuart and wife Brenda of Lavaca, Arkansas, Roger Stuart and wife Jan of Edmond, Oklahoma, Robert Stuart and wife Lisa of Madison, Alabama; sister, Dorthy Stuart and husband Gerald; brothers, Carl Westerfield and wife Rosie, Robert Westerfield and wife Monta Fay both of Crawford, Texas; grandchildren, Rusty Stuart, Rayfe Stuart, Brad Stuart, Brittany Stuart, Sarah Stuart, Kelton Stuart, Matthew Stuart; great-grandchildren, Jackie Stuart, Dax Stuart and Rayven Stuart. Vera married Granville Stuart January 4, 1944 in San Diego, California while working at Consolidated Aircraft as a riveter. They purchased a farm near Hon, Arkansas in 1948 and moved to Oklahoma City in 1952 when Granville obtained a job at Tinker Field Airforce Base. After retirement in 1973, Vera and Granville moved back to their farm near Hon where they built a home and farmed. Vera has been an active member in the local Jehovah Witness congregation since many years.

Scott County Times
7 August 2002
MARK LITTLER "PATCH" STUBBLEFIELD

Nella Community--A memorial service for Mark Littler "Patch" Stubblefield, 46, of Nella Community will be held Friday, August 9, 2002 at 10 am at Shiloh Baptist Church under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Stubblefield died Monday, July 29, 2002 at his home. He was a merchant seaman and attended the Chant Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Sandy; two sisters, Sharon Stubblefield and Kathy Blakefield both of Washington, DC; and a brother, Tom Stubblefield of New Jersey.

The Waldron News
23 October 2013
DR. LOUIS DALE STUBBS, SR.

Dr. Louis Dale Stubbs, Sr. of DeQueen, Arkansas, passed from this life on Thursday, October 17, 2013 following a brief but valiant struggle with cancer. He was 85 years old. He was born in DeQueen on January 2, 1928. He was the son of William Franklin Stubbs and Sophia Kathleen Sullivan of DeQueen and the grandson of Samuel Alanzo Stubbs and Laura Samantha Williamson Stubbs and William Henry Sullivan and Minnie Allen Mays Sullivan Collier. Louis married Sharon Ann Fuller on December 22, 1967 in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Following graduation from DeQueen High School, Louis served in the United States Navy for 12 years. He was a World War II veteran, where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During the Korean War, Louis was mobilized to service in The Republic of the Philippines, stationed at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay. Following military service, he attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1957. He continued post-doctoral studies at the University of California San Diego, Texas A&M University, and the University of Arkansas. Louis entered private veterinary for 10 years in the Arkansas cities of Paris, Little Rock, Russellville and Waldron. He served as a research consultant for drug companies Merck Sharp & Dhome, and Naremco, Inc., then left private practice to serve 2 years as the Director of Clinical Research for Biotoxicological Research Associates in Lima, Ohio. He was employed for almost 45 years with the United States Department of Agriculture, as a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer. He was appointed to, and served for 6 years as an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor with the U.S.D.A. Louis had a deep love for public service, genealogy, history, farming and flying. He was a member of the Geneva Missionary Baptist Church, which was founded in 1906 at the home of his grandfather, John Williamson. He was a member and past President of the DeQueen Chapter of Rotary International, where he also served as the District Chairman of the Polio Eradication Committee. He was a 32nd degree Mason (Scottish Rite.) He was a member of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He served on many boards and commissions throughout his life, including Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association (board of directors), American Veterinary Medical Association, National Association of Federal Veterinarians (past president), Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, Sevier County Historical Society (board of directors and life member), Sevier County Genealogical Society (past President), Southeastern Oklahoma State University Curriculum Advisory Board, Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife of almost 46 years, Sharon Ann Fuller Stubbs; a sister and brother-in-law, Allene and Don Eakin of Gloster, Louisiana; five children: Louis Stubbs, Jr. and wife Sandra, Kenneth Stubbs and wife Linda, Kevin Stubbs and wife Genevieve, Kimberly Nance and husband Kevin, and Charissa Womack and husband Stan. In addition to his five children, he is survived by ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren: Louis Stubbs III, Mark Stubbs, wife Kendra and daughter Katelan; Margaret Bosenbark, husband Christopher, daughters Brittany, Caitlyn, and sons Jackson and William; John Stubbs; Michael Stubbs; Daniel Stubbs, wife Kristine, sons Michael Longoria, Jackson, and daughter Khloe; Aaron Fenwick; Samuel Fenwick; Stephanie Womack; Steven Womack, wife Destiny and son Shawn. He was further blessed with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Family visitation was held on Tuesday, October 22nd from 6-7 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 1015 West Collin Raye Drive in DeQueen. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at 2 pm at Geneva Missionary Baptist Church, 188 Geneva Church Road in DeQueen, with Pastor Travis Lane and grandson Rev. Mark Stubbs officiating. Following the service, Louis will be interred in the Redman Cemetery next to his parents. Pallbearers will be grandchildren Louis Stubbs III, Michael Stubbs, Daniel Stubbs, John Stubbs, Margaret Bosenbark, Aaron Fenwick, Samuel Fenwick, Stephanie Womack and Steven Womack. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steve Cole, Dr. Ray Allen, Dr. Emmett Barnett and Dr. Leonard Fuson.

The Waldron News
3 December 2003
GLADYS L. STURGEON

Gladys L. Sturgeon, 79, of Waldron, ARkansas died Tuesday, November 25, 2003 in Waldron. She was formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church. Memorial service was at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at Waldron United Methodist Church in Waldron under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Miller and her husband Dale of Waldron, Linda Auld and her husband Edwin of Germany; one son, Bobby L. Sturgeon and his wife Wanda of Johnson City, Texas; two sisters, Geneva Funderburke of Corpus Christi, Texas and Bonnie Gange of Albuequerque, New Mexico. Also one sister-in-law Ruth Gange of Elephant Butte, New Mexico and eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Waldron Nursing Center Van Fund, P.O. Box 2230, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

Scott County Times
31 January 2001
CHESTER LEE "C.L." STYLES, JR.

Chester Lee "C.L." Styles, Jr., 76, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 24, 2001 in his home. He was a retired Miner Navy veteran of World War II. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Styles. He is survived by one daughter, Shannon Rowe of Jenny Lind, Arkansas, one son, Mark Styles of Jenny Lind, Arkansas, three sisters, Artie Been of Greenwood, Arkansas, Nona Burks of Greenwood, Arkansas and Lou Ellen Ralston of Greenwood, Arkansas, one brother, Harvey Styles of Greenwood, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Evan Rowe and Zahziel Styles. Graveside service was Friday, January 26, 2001 at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas with burial at Liberty Cemetery, Greenwood, Arkansas under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
15 February 2012
AUSTIN JOSEPH SUITS

Austin Joseph Suits of Bryant, Arkansas formerly of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, February 13, 2012 in a Bryant, Arkansas hospital. Austin was born January 1, 1940 to Frank Floyd Suits and Joyce Burton Suits in Tate, Arkansas. Austin was 72 years, 1 month and 12 days old. Austin loved to read and follow the news. One might say he was a history buff. He enjoyed the things he learned from books. He also enjoyed being around people and visiting. Austin leaves behind to cherish his memory, a daughter Peggy McDaniel and husband Junior of Waldron, Arkansas, and a granddaughter, Brandi Willingham of Claremore, Oklahoma. Austin is also survived by two brothers, Billy Suits and wife Beth of Hon, Arkansas, Tommy Elmore of Tulsa, Oklahoma and 2 sisters, Shirley Wilson and Linda Thomas both of Huntington, Arkansas. Austin leaves behind one aunt, Vanetta Brannum of Booneville, Arkansas. Austin will be greatly missed y his long time best friendBrian Gaskill of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Austin is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Joyce Suits. Austin's family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
5 November 2003
WILLA SUTTON

Willa Mae (Brown) Sutton, age 63 of Kansas City, Kansas died October 30 at home. Willa was born in Walron, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny. She is survived by three sons, Joe, Dale and Shawn of Kansas City; four daughters, Debra Anderson and Stacey Perez of Kansas City, Carla Badillo of Guerre, Mexico and Shelia Walden of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Odean Justice and one sister Kathy Sower of Kansas City, Kansas; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The Waldron News
23 February 2011
BOBBY CHARLES SWAFFORD
May 3, 1947 - Feb. 14, 2011

Bobby Charles Swafford, 63, of Booneville, Ark. went to be with the Lord Monday, February 14, 2011 after fighting a long battle with Huntington's Disease. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Booneville, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a retiree of Whirlpool in Fort Smith. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel (Turley) Swafford; a sister, Mildred Cabe and a brother, Bill Swafford. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Marie (Frost) Swafford of the home; one son, Charles Swafford of Booneville; one daughter, Elizabeth Willems and husband Thomas of Paris; five grandchildren, Colby Swafford, Zachery Swafford, Ezekiel Jason Swafford, Jacob Willems and Katie Willems; five sisters, Catherine Pollard of Booneville, Wanda Patton of Anderson, Ind., Ruth Tatum of Yakima, Wash., Shirley Parisi of Florida and Jean Thomas of Magazine; one brother, John Harrell Swafford of Anderson, Ind.; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Wayne Thomas, Randy Schutten, Ed Suttles, Steve Frost, Korey Lee and Harrell Wayne Cabe. Family visited with friends 6 to 8 Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the funeral home. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011 at First Freewill Baptist Church in Booneville with burial at Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.

The Waldron News
15 April 2009
LOYAL WAYNE SWAIM

Loyal Wayne "L.W." Swaim, 84, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away Friday, April 10, 2009 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born May 26, 1925 in Bluffton, Arkansas. He was a retired county extension agent for many years serving in many different counties in Arkansas. He served on the Farm Bureau Board for twenty years, serving as president for two years. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Booneville, and a former member of the Rotary Club in Booneville. He is preceded in death by a son Randy Swaim and his parents Othel and Aughtie Hughes. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Booneville, Arkansas, with burial in Russell Cemetery in Belleville, Arkansas, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Vera Swaim of the home; two brothers, Aldon Hughes and James Hughes both of Waldron, Arkansas; five nieces and one nephew. Pallbearers were Sam King, James Hopkins, Dennis Bedene, Charles Meisner, Terry Kelley and Lew Powell.

The Waldron News
12 January 2011
DONALD SWINDLE

Donald Swindle, 67, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Monday, January 3, 2011 in a Waldron hospital. Donald was born September 17, 1943 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Griffin and Ellen (Dever) Swindle. He was a retired minister. Donald is survived by his wife, Brenda Ann Swindle of the home; three daughters, Donna Ford of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Anna Aldridge of Monette, Missouri, Kelly Perez of Waldron, Arkansas; four sons, Virgil Swindle of Riner, Virginia, Samuel Swindle of Waldron, Timothy Swindle of Waldron, Arkansas, James Swindle of Waldron, Arkansas; and eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Delsie King of Walnut Shade, Missouri, Elsie Keithley of Walnut Shade, Missouri; and one brother, Dan Swindle of Walnut Shade, Missouri. He is preceded in death by one son, Marty Swindle; one brother, Dale Swindle; and one grandchild, Elizabeth Swindle. Donald's funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Waldron with Pastor Leroy Bass officiating. Cremation followed the service. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Visitation was held at the Gospel Light House Church, Friday from 12:00 noon until the funeral service. Pallbearers were Samuel Swindle, Timothy Swindle, Codie Swindle, Cody Bozarth, James Bynum and Ricardo Perez.

The Waldron News
18 November 1998
BESSIE KATHLEEN SWINEY

Bessie Kathleen Swiney, 82, a native of Cauthron, Arkansas died in Oakland, California on Oct. 6,1998. She was predeceased by her husband, Burl Swiney, of 64 years on Aug. 31, 1998. She was the daughter of the late Clifton and Esther Oakes of the Cauthron community. She was married to Burl Swiney, a native of the Weeks community in 1934. She was valedictorian of the Waldron High School graduating class of 1937. She was a teacher in the Cauthron Elementary before moving to California in 1939. She was an active member of the Twin Towers United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Her community activities included Alameda Church Women United, Alameda Town Hall, Alameda Chapter of the Red Cross, Alameda Food Bank and past PTA president at Alameda High School, Alameda Girl Scouts and Jobs Daughters Bethel #12. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Platt and son-in-law, David Platt of Concord, California, a granddaughter, Jennifer Platt of Chico, California; a grandson, Daniel Platt of Concord, California; four brothers, Gerald Oakes of Cauthron, Harold Oakes of Ozark, Nuell Oakes of Eufala, Oklahoma and Clifton Oakes of Placerville, California. She was preceded in death by one sister, Charlene Baker of Galt, California. A memorial was held at Twin Towers United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Oct. 12. Private interment was held at Mountain View Cemetery.

The Waldron News
23 February 2000
CLARENCE W. SYKES

Clarence Wilton "C.W." Sykes, 76, of Yuba City, CA died Saturday, February 12, 2000 at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Clarence was born in Ione, AR to Andrew Jackson and Mary Sykes. One of three children, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Sykes. His surviving sister, Clara Dark, lives in Santa Paula, CA. Son in law to Jim and Mattie Lunsford, Clarence married Lois Lunsford of Dutch Creek, AR in 1940. They have two sons, Bill R. Sykes of Yuba City, CA and Clarence D. Sykes of Lakeview, OR. Other surviving relatives include his wife, Lois, of Yuba City, CA; two sons, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16 at the Sutter Cemetery in Sutter, CA. The Reverend Chuck Stifle officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Chapel of the Twin Cities in Yuba City, CA.

The Waldron News
18 December 2002
ALLEN BURL SYLER

Allen Burl Syler, age 76, of Arkadelphia died December 11, 2002 at the National Park Medical Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1926 in Scott County, Arkansas, the son of the late George and Julie Browning Syler. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Post Office, a member of Sons of American Revolution, the Clark Co. Historical Society and Third Street Baptist Church. He was a WWII Army Air Corp. veteran serving in the 101st Heavy Bombardment Group. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Clarice Davis Syler; two sons, Wayne Syler and his wife Janet of Bryant and Douglas Syler and his wife Linda of Arkadelphia; one sister, Martha Lee Grigsby of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren, James and his wife Stephanie Syler, Julie Syler, Whitney Syler and Kenda Syler. Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. James Guthrie officiating. Interment was under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ouachita Baptist Library or Clark Co. Historical Society. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the U.S. Post Office in Arkadelphia.

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